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Plenty of care in the air 13-05-2018

With about 350,000 registered nurses in Australia, it’s no surprise to find them in our hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities. But there are some environments where seeing a nurse makes most of us do a double take.

Nurses and midwives look at Ratios and 'excellence in care' 11-05-2018

International Midwives Day was celebrated globally on May 5, while International Nurses Day will be recognised tomorrow, Saturday May 12. These days are an occasion to celebrate, commemorate and increase awareness of the contribution of midwives and nurses towards patients all over the world.

Babies 'don't count' when calculating nurse-to-patient ratios 26-04-2018

Our ageing and growing population has not been matched by hospital staffing levels, creating compound problems on wards, nurses say. And babies need to be counted when nurse-to-patient ratios are calculated, for the sake of hospital patients as well as staff.

Nurses demand new legislation around aged-care staff ratio 12-05-2018

AROUND two hundred nurses, aged care workers and the community have taken part in a rally to call on the Federal Government to legislate for improved staffing ratios in residential aged care.

NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

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Dump nurse appraisals: union - The West

WA’s nursing union claims the next State government could have an extra $2.3 million a year to spend on more nurses if it scrapped annual performance appraisals.

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.