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Leprosy in Australia: a forgotten disease

There have been recent reports that leprosy is on the rise in Australia with 20 cases reported in Western Australia in the last five years. A common myth is that it has been eradicated, however it still exits, as every two ...

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Beyond data silos: creating collaborative ecosystems

Transforming information into intelligence requires the adoption of interoperability approaches, including a key set of standards. That’s the message from managing director for Global ehealth Collaborative Dr Evelyn Hovenga who will address delegates at the World Hospital Congress in Brisbane. ...

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AIN talks aged care in the Gibson Desert

Stronger specific cultural training for working with Indigenous communities is needed prior to being deployed, in order for nurses to provide culturally safe and holistic care. That’s the message one assistant in nursing is asking for. Melissa Haydock said while ...

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Nursing academic named distinguished professor

The Queensland University of Technology has honoured Patsy Yates with the title of distinguished professor, in recognition of her achievements and research in cancer and palliative care nursing. Yates, who is head of the School of Nursing and director of ...

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Grant to help decrease caesarean rates

A Sydney-based researcher and lecturer at Notre Dame’s School of Medicine has been awarded a grant to examine the effectiveness of antenatal education in reducing the rate of caesareans. Australia has one of the highest rates of caesareans in the ...

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Myths about aged care nurses busted

It’s commonly thought that working as an aged care nurse comes with certain stereotypes. While some say it’s the end of a career, others believe helping people age is one of the most rewarding parts of the job. Envigor Home ...

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