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Muggleton’s passion

An enthusiasm for management and health, coupled with concern for the elderly, saw the young Stephen Muggleton move from hospital management to a career in the aged care sector.  Always interested in contributing to making a difference to people’s quality ...

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Union attacks providers for blocking wage increases

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has criticised non-profit providers for undermining proposals to improve aged-care workers’ wages. As part of the federal government’s Living Longer Living Better reforms, the Aged Care Workforce Compact is expected to deliver $1.2 billion to ...

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Bryant’s career in perspective

As an activist for nurses and patients, Rosemary Bryant has made giant steps. She speaks to Amie Larter about her working life. Rosemary Bryant has had a distinguished career in nursing, currently holding the position of Commonwealth chief nurse and ...

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Aged workforce increases in size

With more than 240,000 workers employed in the aged care industry, its safe to admit that the workforce has been increasing steadily over the last five years.  According to The Aged Care Workforce 2012 survey, the number of registered nurses working ...

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Threats to SA nurses

South Australia’s health system is reeling from graduate oversupply, issues of nurse safety and trenchant budget cuts.  The national situation for nurses, midwives and other health professionals is of major concern. Just as in other states, South Australia is experiencing ...

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Unique model may pave the way for future jobs

The appointment of a movement disorder nurse in country Victoria is a breakthrough not only for Parkinson’s sufferers, but for those who have similar or associated conditions.  Parkinson’s Disease is slowly, but unfortunately, making its impact upon the health of ...

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The needle and the damage done

Needlestick injuries affect about 18,000 healthcare professionals every year, but with unreported cases, the figure may be more than 30,000.  It’s the kind of workplace injury that health professionals fear the most. If it wasn’t already a job where practitioners ...

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Nursing’s electronic transition

Technology looks set to blitz time-honoured Australian nursing procedures.  Paper records are taking a back seat to e-health and e-learning, and clinical informatics is making inroads on Australian nursing practices. Schemes already in place include electronic admission risk screening tools ...

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