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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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Reinstatement – apply with care

A sloppy, poorly constructed application can doom a deregistered worker’s hopes. The process of applying for reinstatement to the nurse’s register, having been suspended, is not to be taken in a cavalier fashion. The neatness or sloppiness of the application ...

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The ED’s a cabaret, old chum

Woman’s new musical show weaves together the joy, pain, compassion and humour of the profession. A Victorian nurse is touring her one-woman musical comedy act – a show born from a desire to promote the nursing profession. Zuleika Khan, who ...

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Advocate on a higher level

The role of the nurse has probably never been more important in society than today. An ageing population combined with record hospital admissions and cuts to health budgets around the country, topped with pressure to discharge patients as soon as ...

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Students head to remote Laos

An Australian nursing student will provide care for people in developing countries by heading over to remote communities in Laos. Second-year Griffith University bachelor of nursing student Elizabeth Eastwell will head to Laos in January next year to provide primary ...

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Bespoke care essential

Every patient is different; whenever one presents a particularly troublesome problem, meeting it with the specified precautions is critical.  The way patients who present special difficulties are managed needs to be individualised, even with all the competing demands on nurses’ time, ...

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Golden goal

Employees are getting older and living longer, making retirement strategies more important than ever.  An ageing workforce, changes to the age pension and longer retirement mean older workers need to plan ahead, experts say. Such news affects an increasingly larger ...

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Ominous shifts

A less-refined workforce is being asked to do more and more in aged care; experts see a bad mix.  A report revealing the disease mix aged-care workers must treat has experts concerned that issues already bubbling around the nursing workforce ...

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Specific goals for general practice

Primary healthcare nursing’s peak body takes over multifaceted approach to expanding and improving the workforce and its impact.  APNA has been tasked by the government with implementing the full Commonwealth-funded Nursing in General Practice program. The project was previously contracted ...

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