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AMA wants bigger say in MBS review

The federal government's proposed review of the Medicare Benefits Schedule met with sharp objections from the Australian Medical Association this week. AMA president professor Brian Owler did not spare words in response to Health Minister Sussan Ley’s announcement, calling it ...

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Verhoeven calls for collaboration on funding

As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull begins to reframe the government's approach to economic management, discussions on how Australia funds its health system must remain front and centre, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association has said.  AHHA's chief executive, Alison Verhoeven, ...

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RN students need better dementia training: care provider

More dementia training is necessary in degree courses for undergraduate RNs, a dementia care leader has argued. General manager of residential services at dementia and aged-care specialist HammondCare, Angela Raguz, said some RN graduates employed in dementia-specific services had received as ...

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New awards honour achievements in palliative care

A project that connects Australian nurses and doctors with Indian counterparts and a palliative care service team overcoming geographical challenges were among the winners at last night’s inaugural Palliative Care Australia National Awards. Project Hamrahi won the Innovation in Palliative ...

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Ethics as a lifelong project

An Australian academic has spoken of the importance of nurses being aware of developments that may test nursing ethics – such as the current refugee crisis. Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University, said: ...

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