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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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High bar for bullying

The standard for successfully showing workplace behaviour is unreasonable is challenging.  Bullying in the workplace is a serious issue within the nursing profession. Anecdotally, any nurse can recount an experience either personally or in relation to a colleague. On January ...

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An entrepreneur’s trail

In the 1980s, a passionate Melbourne emergency nurse co-authored an educational book on urinary incontinence. After never hearing back from publishers, she decided to take matters into her own hands. The result was not only a bestseller but the founding ...

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A volunteer makes a difference in Bhutan

RN Dallis Fellows shares her story of setting up the first operating recovery ward in Thimphu, Bhutan. Fellows, an operating theatre recovery nurse, completed a one-year stint in Bhutan in March 2014 – one of the first Australian nurses ever to work ...

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