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Domestic violence feeds into the workplace

Domestic violence is directly linked with widespread productivity issues at thousands of Australian workplaces, a national workplace study has found. Nearly a third of employees included in the 2011 study – many of them nurses - identified themselves as victims ...

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Resignations linked to conflict of values

Compromised standards of patient care are forcing many rural nurses to quit, research suggests. A Charles Sturt University (CSU) PhD graduate may have some of the answers to the persistent problem of nursing workforce shortages due to challenges in retaining ...

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Moving from clinics to courts

Amanda Gossman combined her clinical expertise as a registered nurse with an interest in the law to forge a new career as a legal nurse consultant. Linda Belardi reports. Legal nurse consulting is an emerging specialty area for nurses. First ...

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Not alone: call for homebirth research

A British study will be replicated here to provide much needed statistical evidence for the continuing debate over midwives' duties. Mardi Chapman reports. It’s hard to find a more polarised debate than homebirths. Platitudes such as “a woman’s right to ...

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Report urges security but no guns

Inquiry report rejects Victorian plan to introduce armed guards in Emergency Departments. By Jennifer Bennett The Victorian nurses union has welcomed the results of a report into safety in Victorian hospitals and hopes it will pave the way for attacks ...

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Refresher course fee discriminatory: union

NSW nurses union questions the legality of recency of practice standards By Darragh O Keeffe. Requiring NSW nurses to undertake a refresher course at a cost of $10,000 before returning to the workforce after lengthy absences is potentially at odds ...

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Strength in a united profession

National registration and accreditation for nurses has been one the big changes over the past 15 years. By Rosemary Bryant. As an avid reader of Nursing Review, I would like to acknowledge this 15th anniversary edition and recognise the work ...

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Ready to hit the ground running

The ongoing challenge of providing quality clinical placements for students finally has national leadership and vision, write Kim Usher and Jane Mills. One of the most challenging problems for nursing in Australia is providing the on-the-job training – or clinical ...

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A profession shaped by adversity

Adaptability, innovation, and political savvy have endured throughout our nursing history. By Pamela Wood. The past has great potential. It is a rich source of ideas, insights and lessons to be learnt. It shows us our strengths and failings. It ...

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