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Research no dummy

Universities have joined forces to develop streamlined clinical training. The University of Queensland and Monash University schools of nursing and midwifery have joined forces to help the government reform the education and training of midwives. The consortium was awarded the ...

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Dissecting the health debate

Experts delve into the detail of the government’s health reforms. A panel of academics, policy makers and leaders in health care will come together today to review the strategic and economic aspects of the government’s health reform package. The Australian ...

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Nurses front and centre of reform

Minister says nurses are the backbone of health reform. If we get it right for you, the nurses, it’s likely we will be getting it right for the patients. These are the words of health minister Nicola Roxon, spoken to ...

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The gift of life

A national approach is being taken to combat a significant shortfall in organ and tissue donations. Annie May reports. At this moment, there are more than 1700 Australians on official waiting lists – people hoping and praying that someone has ...

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RCNA focuses on the federal budget

Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan handed down the 2010-11 Federal Budget on Tuesday 11 May. During the extensive build-up to the release of the budget’s health measures, RCNA lobbied heavily from a professional nursing perspective, extensively promulgating the key recommendations of ...

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New era in regulation from 1 July 2010

Update from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Australia’s new national registration and accreditation scheme begins on 1 July 2010. From this date, a new National Law (the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009) will come into effect ...

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Pre-emptive strike

Aged care nurses in Queensland and NSW can pre-emptively protect their wages. Aged care nurses in Queensland and NSW can breathe a little easier with news they can pre-emptively protect their wages. In a win for these nurses, workplace relations ...

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Eliminating a foreseeable risk

Nurses demand government funding to prevent needlestick injuries, saying their lives are being put at risk. A needlestick injury can be a devastating event. Although the risk of contracting a blood borne pathogen is statistically low, the psychological trauma that ...

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An assurance of support for mum and bub

Federal government strikes deal to give midwives professional indemnity insurance. For the first time in more than seven years, midwives will be able to purchase professional indemnity insurance, under a deal struck by the federal government with a private company. ...

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