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The delivery man

With less than one per cent of practising midwives in Australia being male, those few who take on the role tend to turn heads. Danny Ruspandini reports. When Jason Whileblood registered as only the 52nd male midwife on the UK ...

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Meet your colleagues

Christine Hallinan MRCNA, Community and Primary Health Care Faculty Advisory Committee My name is Christine Hallinan and I am currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Nursing, University of Ballarat. In this capacity, I am very well positioned ...

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National registration for nurses, except WA

Western Australian nurses are also not expected to join up to the national scheme until mid October this year. Nurses have largely welcomed the transition to the national registration and accreditation scheme, but have expressed some anxiety over the requirement ...

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QLD nurses still not being paid

It has been over four months since Queensland Health’s bungled payroll system left thousands of nurses and hospital workers underpaid. Of all the hundreds of signs held up outside of parliament house in Brisbane last month, there was one that summed ...

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Project to nurse the nurse

Nurses are the backbone of the health care system but little attention is paid to what keeps them well and happy. Despite the increasing challenge Australia is facing in recruiting and retaining nurses, little attention is being given to what ...

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iPads infiltrate hospitals

From January next year, Victorian nurses and doctors will be given iPads to use when treating patients in hospital. Victorian doctors and nurses could be equipped with iPads while undertaking their hospital rounds in future, if a trial of wireless ...

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Working towards fair access for all

It is the responsibility of universities to make sure all students feel engaged and supported. The University of Western Sydney’s School of Nursing and Midwifery faces many challenges in relation to potential and current undergraduate nursing students as a result ...

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A for attitude

Instilling future nurses with a positive attitude towards working with the elderly. Encouraging student nurses to critically reflect on their attitudes towards older people is one way in which Dr Sharyn Hunter is having a positive impact on the nursing ...

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Meeting the patients needs

Nurses need to be properly educated in how to care for older people, particularly someone with complex and chronic illnesses. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the most common illnesses affecting older Australians. However, the situation is changing and it’s ...

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