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The charm and challenge of making decisions

The role of clinical nurse consultant in adolescent and young adult cancer has brought some autonomy to one woman's work co-ordinating care. Fiona Maguire is a young adult CNC at Prince of Wales Hospital Youth Cancer Services. Prior to this, she was an ...

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Cancer treatments evolving rapidly

The paradigm of treatment for cancer patients has been revolutionised, particularly in the last five years, according to a nurse who has worked in the field for over two decades. Mary Duffy, an advanced practice specialist lung cancer nurse, said: ...

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Cancer nursing’s role evolves

The has been a huge raft of changes in the way cancer nurses deliver care, an Australian researcher says. Associate professor Mei Krishnasamy, executive director of cancer nursing and allied health at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and professorial fellow ...

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Some advice from the ED of the year

There are lessons for everyone inside the Australasian ED of the year. Being at the forefront of innovative service delivery is key for any emergency department – and that’s exactly what Sydney’s Prince of Wales Hospital’s ED is striving for. ...

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Timor-Leste’s lessons

A mentor and trainer abroad confirms the value of personal growth and mutual respect. The conditions RNs are accustomed to working within at an Australian hospital are a far cry from the challenging and often resource-poor environments available in Tibar, ...

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Duty in the Ebola crisis

United Nations experts have declared the current Ebola outbreak like nothing the world has ever seen – something morphing from a local to an international crisis. The World Health Organization has confirmed that more than 4000 people have died in ...

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