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Whistleblowing: what leads a nurse to make the call?

A number of human factors influence the way managers within organisations address patient safety concerns. One is wilful blindness. The phenomenon of wilful blindness has been described by Heffernan (2011, p. 3) as “shirking” the “opportunity for knowledge, and a ...

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Eating away at anxiety: the foods that can help

Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in Australia. It is estimated that one in seven people in any 12-month period will be affected by an anxiety disorder. The disorder presents in many forms, including generalised anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress ...

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Army nurse leads new research into PTSD

A new study into the intimate relationships of Australian Army personnel sent to war zones will reveal the triggers most likely to cause marital breakdown and help to prepare couples for the unique challenges of deployment. Brisbane nurse and Queensland ...

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Opportunity knocking

The federal government’s budget boost to healthcare spending will create more jobs in the sector, opening positions in management and administration that will prove financially rewarding for health professionals with postgraduate degrees. The health budget is significant, accounting for about ...

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Notes on a nursing scandal

Directing another nurse to write inaccurate notes is a serious matter, as this case study illustrates. The making of nursing notes is an important task that nurses undertake as part of their duties. Their importance cannot be stressed enough, not ...

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