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Filipino students visit Canberra

The University of Canberra hosted 12 nursing students from the University of Santo Tomas College of Nursing (UST) in the Philippines, giving both student cohorts new insights into international nursing education and practice. Professor Kim Foster, head of the disciplines of ...

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Power naps work, expert says

There is growing evidence that napping may improve productivity and safety at work, a sleep expert has said. RMIT University's Dr Melinda Jackson, a registered psychologist who specialises in sleep disorders, said there is mounting evidence that napping during a shift ...

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Art, creativity take on cancer

Cancer patients will participate in creative workshops to determine how art can help them make the most of the limited energy they have and improve their wellbeing. The eight-week HeART Artful Wellbeing program is running from July to September, through Charles Darwin University. ...

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Mindset, and match

We have the power to bring about the mental states we want to achieve, and doing so is becoming an essential skill. Dictionary.com defines mindset as “an attitude, disposition or mood; an intention or inclination”. But our mindset is so ...

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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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