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Health workers in the Third Reich explored

The acts of nurses, midwives and doctors in the Third Reich were the focus of a recent free public lecture. The presentation, delivered by professor Linda Shields from James Cook University, detailed the involvement of these health professionals in Nazi ...

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Continence nurse specialty taking hold

The prevalence of urinary, fecal and mixed incontinence is estimated to increase to more than 6.4 million Australians by 2030. This will increase demand for the continence nursing specialty, a leader in the field has said. The president of the Continence Nurses Society ...

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Nursing placements model gets first feedback

A school that spreads out aged-care work placements across the semesters for those enrolled in a bachelor of nursing has had its first cohort of students provide feedback about the approach. RSL LifeCare, Narrabeen and the Australian Catholic University’s School of ...

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SMARTen up: trial aims for mental health self-management

Melbourne researchers are trialling a digital program in Victoria’s specialist mental health services. The project, the Self-Management and Recovery Technology (SMART) research program, aims to empower people with serious mental illness to advance their recovery by self-managing. The online resource has ...

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Tougher tasks in Nepal

Australian healthcare workers have been travelling to Nepal to educate rural and remote communities about health and sanitation, and the country's recent earthquake has made the need for help much greater. Emily Young, an RN at a women's and children's hospital ...

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Screen mentally ill for chronic diseases: psychiatrists

All mental health professionals should prioritise screening and treatment for common chronic conditions in people with serious mental illness, leading psychiatrists have said. Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) president Dr Murray Patton said: “It’s too easy for ...

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