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Six steps in the right direction

Remember these ‘Cs’ for guiding workers and the organisation as both evolve in coming years.  The foundation for success for workplace leaders can be built around three critical beliefs: people need something to believe in, someone to believe in and ...

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Just add men

Blokes may be the answer to an ageing workforce.  The release of the Productivity Commission’s report An Ageing Australia: Preparing for the Future in late November raises questions once again about the need for new policies as the population gets ...

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More to reveal

Aged care’s benefits extend beyond residents and families to the whole community; it’s time to make sure people know that.  It is astounding the quality and diversity of work the Australian aged-care sector does. Why then does consumer research and ...

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An unbalanced equation

Australia’s growing aged population and shrinking tax base is creating an uncertain future for the aged care sector.  Since 2010, 115,000 taxpayers have left the workforce. By 2050, it is estimated there will be fewer than three working-age people to ...

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The year when community care comes home

As the states relinquish their role in home care services, the federal government must take urgent steps to retain the valuable community resources that have been developed in the sector.  The year 2014 will be the first of the Abbott ...

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Life after diagnosis

Better education for students and more nursing leadership are two ingredients that are essential to providing a better future for dementia patients and their carers and families.  The current nursing workforce does not have enough capacity to provide the care ...

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Wider prescribing powers approved

Despite opposition from doctors, Australia is now officially on the path to allow a broader range of health professionals to prescribe medicines.  Nursing associations have applauded the health ministers’ approval of the Health Professionals Prescribing Pathway (HPPP), labelling it a ...

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