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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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New Training Program Helps Nurses Talk About Death And Dying - Huffington Post

They are known for being compassionate carers and can often be a patient's most powerful advocate. For Beth Salleras, a Queensland nurse who has been working in general practice for 18 years, holistic care can be life-changing.

Nursing home rampage: Nurse 'hid' during elderly patient's attack on 93yo Dorothy Baum - ABC News

A staff member hid in a nurses' station during a dementia patient's violent outburst which led to another patient's death, an Adelaide inquest has heard.

St Basil's nursing home resident found three hours after brutal plastic chain attack, inquest told - ABC News

An elderly woman died after being brutally attacked with a plastic chain by an 85-year-old woman at an Adelaide nursing home, an inquest has heard.

Aged care shame: Elderly left on toilets for hours as nurses reveal lack-of-staff horror stories - Herald Sun

FRAIL grannies and old Diggers­ are being left to sit on toilets for hours and fed pureed party pies as penny-pinching aged care homes cut costs.

From Vietnam to the bush: Former nurse now pro fisherman recalls her life - ABC News

Judy Dittmer's working life has been an unusual mix - a combination of professional fishing and nursing. A resident of Windy Harbour on Western Australia's south coast, the 69-year-old has put away her thermometer but still holds professional fishing licences.

Children taking legal action against retirement village that hired nurse who killed their mother - 9 News

The children of a woman killed by a Ballina nurse who injected two of her patients with fatal doses of insulin have labelled their mother's killer "a monster". [+video]

Graduates rake in bonuses, other perks as nurse shortage bites - The Australian

After years of relative equilibrium, the job market for nurses is heating up, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses for the nation’s fifth-largest occupation.

There's no such thing as 'just a nurse' - SMH

In Trumpian terms – and by that I mean in the terms determined by men who rate women simply according to their decorative value – Florence Nightingale was a "nasty woman".

Queensland nurse’s viral post after being called ‘just a nurse’ - news.com.au

A QUEENSLAND woman’s post hitting back at people who belittle her profession as a nurse has gone viral. Caitlin Brassington, from Toowoomba, shared a story on Instagram about running into an old acquaintance last week who had never seen her in her nursing uniform.

NSW nurse Megan Jean Haines the centre of misconduct investigations before allegedly killing two residents - SMH

As Megan Jean Haines sat with her boyfriend watching an episode of CSI, she scoffed at the TV show. They are stupid, she remarked, before talking about how to kill a person.