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Keeping children seen and not hurt

Sue Peter, who found her life’s calling in pediatrics, defines leadership in her field.  Thirty-three years ago, Sue Peter, director for clinical commissioning for the Perth Children’s Hospital project, walked into a pediatric ward during her adult-based nursing training. Instantly, ...

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Build a better daydream

Living one’s dream requires so much more than entertaining oneself with fantasies inside one’s head.  To manifest our dreams, we must start, maintain and finish a plan of action, just like a care plan we create for our clients. If ...

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‘Four Ps’ promote productive plans

Nurses should prepare their own road maps to career success as early as possible. And it all starts with passion.  Nurses have numerous opportunities to advance health and elevate the profession. To do this effectively, they must commit to ongoing ...

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In the wake of war

Take a voyage across the Aegean Sea and witness the history of World War 1 ANZAC nurses.  ‘Is there anything new that can be said about World War I?’ was the topic of a Victoria University of Wellington conference last ...

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For a bigger, better workforce

Aged-care leaders share strategies for meeting the surge in demand.  The workforce must gain about 78,000 employees in the next decade to maintain the current ratio of aged-care workers to people over the age of 85, attendees at Aged Care ...

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Transitions require support

Nurses who are new to the workforce or changing their area of practice need the right resources for success. When newly registered nurses commence employment within the Australian healthcare system, they quickly learn what is truly required of them. Their ...

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A word or two on writing

Hard work, research and editing; being skilled at communicating in print is far from glamorous but you can do it. The ability to communicate effectively in the written format is one of the nurses and student nurse’s fundamental skills. It ...

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She clicks because she cares

Nerdy Nurse blogger found a dream career in clinical informatics. She tells Dallas Bastian about selling her peers on the value of technology. A nerd at heart, Brittney Wilson is combining her love of technology and healthcare in her career ...

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Related issues

Yvonne Brunetto talks to Amie Larter about the importance of establishing positive dynamics amongst co-workers. The quality of nurses’ workplace relationships is a key factor in predicting staff turnover, a leading academic says. “Workplace relationships affect how engaged nurses are ...

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That’s a bully for you

In order to combat the large and growing problem of power abuse, organisations must understand its many forms.  For more than 30 years, Melanie Stephens has worked as a nurse. She has moved around Australia working in different hospitals and ...

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