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Australian aged-care nursing competencies in the works

Researchers are planning to develop a homegrown framework for registered nurses working with older people and their families. Associate professor Victoria Traynor, from the University of Wollongong’s School of Nursing, said the available nursing competencies for the aged-care sector were ...

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New ACSA head talks thriving through change

Through reform and change, aged-care providers must choose to thrive. This is the key message and theme of Aged & Community Services Australia’s (ACSA) 2016 National Summit. The event will explore topics such as competition and disruption, and delve into ...

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Time for aged-care optimism under new Parliament

Funding cuts and reform still loom large, but a co-operative cross-bench and responsive ministers are good signs for the future. After one of the longest election campaigns in Australia’s history, and almost a six-week wait to realise the final makeup ...

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New gold standard is scary for community care

Market-based reforms have caused great uncertainty in the community-care sector, where not everyone will emerge a winner. The Olympic Games are an exciting celebration of competition, something to look forward to every four years. Despite the inevitable controversies beforehand, once ...

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