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National registration for nurses, except WA

Concerns older nurses will need assistance to get their education points Nurses have largely welcomed the transition to the national registration and accreditation scheme, but some have expressed anxiety over the requirement for mandatory professional development. Registered nurses at or ...

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Game on

Providers call on all parties to outline policies on aged care reform The official announcement of the federal election is an opportunity for all parties to make a public commitment to the reform of aged care, the Campaign for the ...

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Avandia use in decline: TGA

Debate around controversial diabetes drug reignited after FDA warning in US The controversial diabetes drug, linked to an increased risk of heart attack, already carries a sufficient warning and is being phased out in Australia, experts have said. An advisory ...

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Health deal with WA unlikely

Both sides play down a deal being stuck any time soon Prime Minister Julia Gillard has talked down the likelihood of a special deal being struck with Western Australia any time soon to end the stand-off over the commonwealth’s $50 ...

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New trials begin on Parkinson’s

Scientists hope to ‘grow’ cells from patients to produce dopamine Skin from people with Parkinson’s is to be used to grow the brain cells that are believed to cause the disease. The skin cells will be genetically reset to “zero” ...

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Australia second best place to die: study

Report highlights issues with palliative care and end-of-life strategies across developed countries Britain leads the world in the quality of care it provides for the dying, leaving many developed nations lagging behind, a new study claims. State support for end-of-life ...

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Nurses among most stressed workers

Research shows health and community services report highest number of mental health claims New research shows nurses are among Australia’s most stressed workers, alongside police and paramedics. Data on workers compensation, compiled by Safe Work Australia, shows about 7000 claims ...

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