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The Kiribati plan

A question for many international students is whether they plan to return home. But as one masters student discovered, for one group, they may not have a home to return to. Mardi Chapman reports. While climate change remains a largely ...

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A speedy solution

Qualified nurses will be in even greater demand in the coming years, writes Greta Marsh. Australia needs more nurses. Now. The skills shortage that is being experienced not just in Australia, but across the world, is only going to get ...

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The changing face of nursing

The practice nurse role is developing rapidly, writes Greta Marsh. With practice nurses set to become the “must have” worker for general practices in the coming years, new opportunities are opening up for those in the profession. In the past ...

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Show me the money

Further study may seem costly, but reports show it will pay off. Annie May reports. As the majority of surveys show, most nurses are in the profession for the love of it rather than financial reward. They want to care ...

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Not going it alone

Structured support systems will assist nurses to pursue further study, writes Annie May. Fostering further study among nurse employees is an important recruitment and retention strategy for hospitals. However, the support to do this isn’t always there, according to new ...

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Learning at the coalface

Darragh O Keeffe reports on new efforts to provide quality clinical placements for the health professionals of tomorrow. Providing students from various disciplines, such as nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry, the opportunity to learn and work together in aged care facilities ...

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The right to better treatment

A new snapshot Australian survey of mental health consumers and carers indicates continuing difficulty in accessing care. The lack of a specialist mental health nursing workforce in Australia continues to make it difficult, and frustrating, for consumers to access the ...

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Numbers still don’t meet demand

New figures show there are more doctors and nurses, but supply varies across regional areas. There has been an increase in nurses and doctors over the past year, new figures reveal, however, there is concern that the numbers aren’t enough ...

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More health training for undergraduates

Clinical training for health professionals has been given a shot in the arm. Extra undergraduate places for health professionals will be supported by a boost in clinical training days, with nurses to see the highest increase. The government has announced ...

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Over 1300 children without case workers

Retired nurses, policemen and school teachers may become the new front line against child abuse under a new proposal. More than 1300 children at risk of abuse and neglect don't have allocated case workers in Victoria, despite money being thrown ...

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