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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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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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The evolution of children’s nursing

Popular terms in children’s nursing now, such as family-centred care and consumer involvement, weren't always so widely accepted. The idea of sharing care with guardians or relatives was once an extremely radical notion. That’s according to Philip Darbyshire, Flinders University and Monash University professor ...

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Home care for heart failure cost-effective: study

A study has looked into the benefits of care delivered in the home versus that offered by a specialist clinic for elderly patients with chronic heart failure. The economic evaluation, conducted by Griffith University and using data from a randomised controlled trial, ...

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Local jobs remain large concern

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has said the lack of jobs for local nurses and midwives continues to be one of the profession’s biggest workforce issues. The statement follows the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) ...

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Expert says nurses can help improve antimicrobial use

A report has provided a snapshot of antimicrobial use in Australian hospitals and one expert says nurses can affect future results. National Antimicrobial Prescribing Practice: results of the 2014 National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey (NAPS), was released by the Australian Commission on Safety ...

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