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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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Into the fire

Study find early-career staff in rural settings must take on more responsibility and need more support.  A senior nursing lecturer at the University of New England has found rural graduates need more support when completing transition-to-practice programs. Although “workload, skills ...

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Safety net

Academic says improving security for healthcare workers will take more research and better design.  People in the healthcare professions are amongst the most exposed to workplace aggression, second only to that of protection and security services personnel. This was the ...

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White leaves nursing school for policy work

An admired academic, researcher and nurse is leaving her university post to pursue national and international policy matters. Professor Jill White, dean of Sydney Nursing School, will finish up her tenure at the University of Sydney on January 21. White, who has ...

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Inside the epidemic

Amanda McClelland, Australian senior emergency health adviser with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, worked in Sierra Leone from July to September. McClelland, who has recently returned to West Africa, gave Nursing Review a rundown on ...

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Exclusive podcast with RN Laurie Bickhoff

Laurie Bickhoff, RN and founder and editor of the Defining Nursing blog, is completing a transition-to-cardiology nursing program after last year finishing a transition to practice with Hunter New England Local Health District. In 2012, she was one of five ...

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The deans’ list

Heads of nursing schools grapple with big issues all the time; here’s what’s front of mind for three such leaders now. The reforms of the education minister, Christopher Pyne, have been a hot-button topic over the last few months – ...

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Strength from a look within

Reflective practice should be a tool for building resilience against racism in nursing and midwifery, attendees at the recent CATSINaM conference were told. Griffith University professor of first peoples health Roianne West delivered the presentation, following recent membership forums at ...

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