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Supporting professional development

Education project provides a way forward for the development of the cancer nursing workforce in Australia. John is a 62-year-old male diagnosed with colorectal cancer, while Jane, 36, has ovarian cancer. From this month nurses will be able to follow ...

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Meeting the needs of patients and nurses

Supporting nurses in expanding their knowledge of cancer care is one of the main functions of the first ever academic chair in cancer nursing for NSW. Professor Kate White, Associate Dean (research) of University of Sydney’s faculty of nursing and ...

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Gain without the pain

New technology is improving treatment options for those living with multiple sclerosis, writes Annie May. For the 18,000 Australians living with multiple sclerosis, up until now, treatment options often came in the form of regular painful injections. Problems with self ...

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Bringing the issue into focus

Jane Barry makes the link between nutrition and infant eye health. As an issue, infant eye health has not been high on the agenda for many child and family health nurses. It competes for attention and surveillance among other, often ...

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All about attitude

The words we use around people with dementia are important, but so too is how we say them, writes Jane Verity To say darling or not to say darling – that is the question. The three words darling, dearie or ...

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Saving skin from irritation and infection

Reducing the risk of IAD is the focus of a new care plan. Experts on incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) are advocating a management plan that helps patients avoid incontinence-related skin issues. IAD is painful, often likened to burns on an individual’s ...

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For babies sake

Research looks at getting baby back home and into the arms of their parents earlier. When parents look forward to the day their child is finally born the thought of being separated isn’t something they want to consider. However, that ...

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Lack of staff leaves sick kids waiting

A shortage of intensive care nurses is leaving children waiting to receive the help they need. Each day six Australian children are born with heart problems, with many requiring operations to give them a chance at life. Childhood heart disease ...

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