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Mental health nurse rides with police 06-04-2017

A SPECIALLY trained nurse has joined police officers on call-outs to de-escalate emergencies while reducing the burden on resources, in a ground-breaking Ipswich trial.

Lisa Peberdy: the 'accidental midwife' 25-03-2017

During Lisa Peberdy's first career as a nurse, she was physically repelled by the notion of childbirth. [audio]

What hospital catering could learn from the prison system 06-04-2017

Prisoners eat better than hospital patients in Britain. Our research found that prisoners consume around three times more calories than patients and their diet is more in line with government nutritional recommendations.

Tabbot Foundation telephone abortion service is safe and effective, review finds 05-04-2017

An over-the-phone abortion service has been providing Australian women with a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies, a preliminary review has found.

Queensland Nurses Union raise fears Gold Coast aged care facilities are understaffed 04-04-2017

THE Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) has warned aged care facilities are understaffed and not providing basic care for residents, with some registered nurses being allocated between 100 and 200 residents each.

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Nurses should not participate in executions by lethal injection

In some US states, prisoners condemned to die are killed using lethal injections... Nurses are often present, but do they really need to be present?

"One By Nine": Doctors wary of SA Health's hospital discharge campaign - In Daily

The doctors' union has warned that a campaign to speed up the rate at which patients are sent home from the three Adelaide hospitals could threaten patient safety.

Murdoch University in partnership to develop community nursing model for neurological care - communitynews

MURDOCH University has partnered with the Neurological Council of WA (NCWA) to further develop a best-practice community nursing model for neurological care in Perth.

Vivian Bullwinkel, the Bangka Island massacre and the guilt of the survivor - Independent Australia

NURSE VIVIAN BULLWINKEL'S survivor guilt gnawed at her brain and heart even more than the Japanese bullet that shot right through her body.

Woman raped repeatedly by student nurse working as her carer, Brisbane court told - ABC News

A 21-year-old male nursing student from Kenya repeatedly raped, assaulted and threatened a woman in his care between July and November last year, a Brisbane court has heard.

Dying wish: the gift of being able to die at home - The Australian

It begins with the lighting of a candle, the bright tone of a ­ringing bell, and a card plucked from a deck of Buddhist prayer cards then read aloud: "Now may every living thing, young or old, weak or strong, ­living near or far, known or unknown, living or departed, or yet unborn – may every living thing be full of bliss."

Keeping hope afloat: Canberra nurse volunteers on a surgery ship - SMH

Canberra Hospital intensive care nurse Therese Knight has just returned home to Kaleen after her second trip to Africa serving on board the world's largest independent hospital ship - the Africa Mercy.

The Nursing Home That's Also a Dorm - http://www.citylab.com/housing/2015/10/the-nursing-home-thats-also-a-dorm/408424/

More retirement and nursing homes are asking college students to move in, an arrangement that benefits everyone.

Nursing 457s on the decline as health sector chases workforce renewal - SBS

The number of nurses in Australia on 457 visas has dropped dramatically in recent years, but ongoing staffing challenges mean foreign workers will continue to be an essential part of the Australian health system.

Five things nurses are really good at - and sometimes better than doctors - The Conversation

Nurses do many things that only doctors used to do. And they do them very well. You may be worried if you meet a nurse when you expect to see a doctor. But you shouldn't be.