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Nurses should not participate in executions by lethal injection 21-02-2017

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 21-02-2017

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 21-02-2017

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 19-02-2017

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 13-02-2017

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.

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ACT nurses, midwives call for mandatory 'safe staffing' ratios - Canberra Times

The ACT's nursing and midwifery union has called on all political parties contesting the election to guarantee staff-to-patient ratios, after no party has met the union's demands.

SA Nurses threaten to halt Transforming Health - In Daily

Nurses in every major public hospital across South Australia will take industrial action later this month, threatening to stop the progress of the Government's Transforming Health hospital reforms if their demands are not met.

Here’s why we need nurse-resident ratios in aged care homes - The Conversation

More than 170,000 older Australians live in aged care homes. Of those, 83% are classified as requiring high care. An estimated 60% of “high care” residents have dementia, 40–80% have chronic pain, 50% have urinary incontinence, 45% have a sleep disorder and 30–40% have depression.

Labor promises $40 million to add 68 nurses and mobile dental centres - Canberra Times

The Barr government has promised to spend $36 million across four years to employ another 68 nurses if re-elected. Oral health would also get a boost, with Labor promising to spend nearly $4 million to buy two more mobile dental centres.

ACT Labor commits $36 million to boost nursing numbers, training if re-elected

ACT Labor has pledged to boost and support the nursing workforce in Canberra to the tune of $36.34 million if it wins government again in October.

Labor unveils nurse training package as campaign arm-wrestle on health continues - Canberra Times

Labor has pledged to help establish an advanced nursing masters course, use it to train 10 public health nurses a year, and offer post-graduate scholarships to 39 others.

Nurses experiencing violence in the workplace - 612 ABC Brisbane

To be an emergency nurse there are certain skills you need. Critical thinking, Patience, communication skills and compassion just to name a few. And according to new research, tolerance for violent patients. [audio]

Royal Adelaide Hospital bed closures suspended, Nursing Federation says after talks - ABC News

A plan to close 39 beds at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) has been temporarily suspended by SA Health after talks with the nursing union. Health authorities earlier said a private aged care provider had agreed to take in the elderly patients who had been occupying the beds.

More cuts as South Australian nurses face first-ever redundancies - Adelaide Now

VOLUNTARY redundancies will be offered to nurses for the first time in South Australia as part of changes planned for hospitals in Adelaide’s south.

Burnt-out and overworked, Australia’s nurses and midwives consider leaving profession - The Conversation

Nurses and midwives are among society’s most highly valued professionals. But a disturbing national picture is emerging of escalating levels of over-work and burnout. Nurses say their concerns are being ignored by management, amid fear of retribution for speaking out.