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Call for more scholarships

The shortage of palliative care nurses is being felt across the nation, with Queensland and remote areas having the least staff. By Yvonne Luxford Nurses are the main carers for people who are dying and their "critical role" in caring ...

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Call for more scholarships

The shortage of palliative care nurses is being felt across the nation, with Queensland and remote areas having the least staff. By Yvonne Luxford Nurses are the main carers for people who are dying and their “critical role” in caring ...

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Vital nurse position to disappear

Funding for the role of New South Wales and Queensland specialist Parkinson’s nurses is set to run out in the next three months, sparking a renewed calling for government support to continue the service.  Based on the research that shows ...

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Nurse’s leap of faith into volunteering

When helping others is your day job, can a similar role after hours offer benefits? Flynn Murphy finds out It may seem counterintuitive: overworked community nurses taking on volunteer roles in their spare time. However, for Melbourne nurse Linda Cropley, ...

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Call to boost rural staff incentives

Nurses will play a leading role in ensuring all Australians get equal access to healthcare – if they get support. By Amie Larter By the year 2020, the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) hopes all Australians will have equal access ...

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National campaign to ensure jobs for nursing graduates

“Stop passing the buck, Australia’s nursing grads need jobs” is Australian Nursing Federation’s new national campaign aimed at ensuring jobs for Australia’s graduate nurses. The campaign was started in order to place pressure on Australian politicians to fund strategies to ...

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Listening to the voice of nursing

Debra Thoms, the head of the Australian College of Nursing, talks to Amie Larter about the merger and current focus of the organisation What first prompted your choice for a career in nursing? When I left school I could not ...

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Emergency departments need treatment

As resources get stretched to breaking point, nurse practitioners could help solve ED workflow problems. By Louis White Australian hospital emergency departments are under pressure as patient numbers increase, while workforce and workflow issues between hospital departments remain constant. Funding ...

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Double shifts reach ‘epidemic’ levels

In the past two months, nurses at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) have worked more than 400 double shifts of 17 hours. It’s a situation that Neroli Ellis, Tasmanian branch president of the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF), classifies as an ...

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Palliative care for non-palliative nurses

An ageing population means palliative care is no longer a specialised field – but training is lagging. By Amie Larter In 2011, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 14 per cent of the Australian population was aged 65 years ...

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