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Can working in aged care produce better nurses?

Research by academics at Western Sydney University has found that nursing undergrads who work in aged care while completing their studies are learning valuable skills and enter the profession ahead of their graduate peers. The research surveyed new graduate nurses ...

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Mentors to aide budding aged care workers

A new mentoring program is aiming to improve the perception of working in the aged care industry, amid fears staff demand will outweigh supply. The pilot program involves one-on-one mentoring with an aged care nurse, beginning with tertiary students in ...

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Are pill organisers doing more harm than good?

The humble pill organiser could be doing more harm than good, according to researchers. Researchers from the University of East Anglia have developed a guidance system to help prescribers and pharmacists decide which patients should use a pill organiser. The study ...

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Uniting photo exhibition hopes to tackle ageism

A photography exhibition held in support of the EveryAge Counts campaign opened in Sydney this week. It asked attendees to take a pledge against ageism. The exhibition, created by Uniting Aged Care in association with the Benevolent Society, features residents ...

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