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Palliative Care backs medicinal cannabis

Medicinal cannabis, if found to be safe and effective, should be made available to Australians with specific symptoms, the peak palliative care body has argued. Palliative Care Australia said its submission on the Regulator of Medicinal Cannabis Bill 2014 supports ...

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More male nurses in the works

More males are enrolling in nursing courses, a New South Wales tertiary education provider has stated. Glenys Wensor, head teacher of nursing at the Northern Sydney Institute said, "We've seen a steady increase in men wanting to take up the occupation." Last year, the ...

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Preventing infections by looking abroad

A Queensland University of Technology researcher has shed light on the benefits other countries have seen from introducing a national program to monitor health-care associated (HAI) infection rates. PhD researcher Philip Russo said National HAI surveillance programs are associated with ...

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Autonomy, working hours among most valued

Autonomy, working hours and processes to deal with violence and bullying are the most important job characteristics for nurses and midwives, according to recent research. Professor Tony Scott, professorial research fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social ...

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