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New awards honour achievements in palliative care

A project that connects Australian nurses and doctors with Indian counterparts and a palliative care service team overcoming geographical challenges were among the winners at last night’s inaugural Palliative Care Australia National Awards. Project Hamrahi won the Innovation in Palliative ...

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Ethics as a lifelong project

An Australian academic has spoken of the importance of nurses being aware of developments that may test nursing ethics – such as the current refugee crisis. Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University, said: ...

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Qld Labor govt trials digital hospitals

Patients, not paperwork, will be the focus in Queensland's hospitals after technology upgrades, the state government says. Health Minister Cameron Dick has unveiled a plan to allow patients to be monitored electronically and have their file notes digitally stored in ...

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‘No vax’ childcare centre mooted in NSW

A northern NSW mother says she wants to set up a "no vax" childcare centre. Juanita Halden says she is responding to "no jab no play" policies, pro-vaccination health campaigns and government threats to strip welfare payments from parents who ...

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Union tells Senate PPL benefits workers, government

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has called on senators to ignore the “government’s political rhetoric used against working nurses, midwives and AINs” surrounding changes to the current paid parental leave (PPL) scheme. The group said PPL provides the ...

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NSW hospitals overwhelmed with patients

NSW emergency departments are overwhelmed by an influx of patients with doctors saying there's not enough hospital beds. The latest Hospital Quarterly report from the Bureau of Health Information shows a 25 per cent increase in patients going to emergency ...

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Qld court to hear ‘fake nurse’ case

A man accused of pretending to be a nurse in two states is due to appear in a Queensland court on Wednesday after he was found wandering in the Northern Territory outback. Nicholas William Crawford, 30, faces 115 police charges ...

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Spotlight on pregnancy in diabetes in NT

Pregnant women in the Northern Territory were the focus of a presentation at a conference held by the Australian Diabetes Society and the Australian Diabetes Educators Association. The presentation, delivered by Dr I-Lynn Lee, a PhD candidate with Menzies School ...

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China, Australia share diabetes data

Some anti-diabetes drugs appear to work better in Asians than in white patients, which could help in the treatment of Chinese-Australians. A group of 200 people from the Chinese Diabetes Organisation attended the annual scientific meeting in Adelaide of the ...

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Alleged fake nurse extradited to Qld from NT outback

A man accused of pretending to be a nurse in two states will be flown to Queensland after he was found wandering in the Northern Territory outback. Nicholas William Crawford faces more than 110 charges in Queensland after he allegedly ...

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