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Aged care may teach core skills: researcher

There are core nursing skills to be learnt in the aged-care setting that some students may be taking for granted in pursuit of more advanced clinical skills. That’s according to University of Western Sydney PhD candidate Maricris Algoso, whose most ...

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Here’s what’s hot in professional development

Mental health and personality disorders, emotional intelligence and the shift from a traditional care model to an enabling one are amongst this year’s top professional development areas for aged-care workers. Mental health and personality disorders in older people are the ...

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China trade deal’s impact

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed by the minister for trade and investment, Andrew Robb, and the Chinese commerce minister, Gao Hucheng, last week. The signing has been welcomed by Australian aged-care providers with a presence in China. ...

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Trial aims to integrate mental, clinical care

The separation of mental and clinical healthcare funding is a barrier to improving wellbeing, a senior research fellow has said. To overcome this, RDNS, along with Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, is trialling a wellness and re-enablement model of integrated physical, social and ...

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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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