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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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AMA: ramping ban not the answer

Banning ambulance ramping is not the solution to patient waiting times and will put more pressure on Perth hospital staff, the Australian Medical Association says. West Australian health minister Kim Hames told parliament on Wednesday that staff at Royal Perth, ...

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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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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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Australian nurse researcher named Hall of Famer

This July, an Australian will be travelling to Puerto Rico to be inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. Professor Wendy Chaboyer from the Centre for Health Practice Innovation, a part of Griffith University's Menzies Health Institute Queensland, ...

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More male nurses in the works

More males are enrolling in nursing courses, a New South Wales tertiary education provider has stated. Glenys Wensor, head teacher of nursing at the Northern Sydney Institute said, "We've seen a steady increase in men wanting to take up the occupation." Last year, the ...

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Autonomy, working hours among most valued

Autonomy, working hours and processes to deal with violence and bullying are the most important job characteristics for nurses and midwives, according to recent research. Professor Tony Scott, professorial research fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social ...

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