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AG questions advice

Victoria’s nurse-on-call hotline needs reviewing, says Auditor-General. It has taken pressure off the state’s public hospital emergency departments, but the safety of the advice given by Victoria’s nurse-on-call hotline has come under question following an Auditor-General’s report. While finding that ...

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Who will be caring for our elderly

A new report paints a bleak picture of aged care, particularly when it comes to nurse numbers, write Annie May. The ratio of aged care residents per nurse will double in the next decade if the current rate of decline in ...

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Mistakes buried by legal worries

New laws are needed to prevent information shared in open disclosure from being used in legal proceedings. Fears over legal consequences will stop health professionals from admitting to mistakes, a new survey has found. Researchers asked a group of 51 ...

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When the numbers don’t add up

New research says Australia is ignoring evidence that improvements in nurse staffing is a cost-effective investment for the health system. Annie May reports. The push for mandated staffing levels in all Australian hospitals has been further backed by new research ...

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The Kiribati plan

A question for many international students is whether they plan to return home. But as one masters student discovered, for one group, they may not have a home to return to. Mardi Chapman reports. While climate change remains a largely ...

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A speedy solution

Qualified nurses will be in even greater demand in the coming years, writes Greta Marsh. Australia needs more nurses. Now. The skills shortage that is being experienced not just in Australia, but across the world, is only going to get ...

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A helping hand

There are a number of private and government scholarships on offer. Finances – or lack-there-of – weighs heavily on whether people will choose to further their education. This is why scholarships are so appealing. There are a number of private ...

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The changing face of nursing

The practice nurse role is developing rapidly, writes Greta Marsh. With practice nurses set to become the “must have” worker for general practices in the coming years, new opportunities are opening up for those in the profession. In the past ...

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Show me the money

Further study may seem costly, but reports show it will pay off. Annie May reports. As the majority of surveys show, most nurses are in the profession for the love of it rather than financial reward. They want to care ...

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Not going it alone

Structured support systems will assist nurses to pursue further study, writes Annie May. Fostering further study among nurse employees is an important recruitment and retention strategy for hospitals. However, the support to do this isn’t always there, according to new ...

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