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New gerontology framework to ensure skills for nurses

In the wake of the Royal Commission and a perceived skills shortage in the sector, the University of Wollongong, in partnership with Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, have released the Gerontological Nursing Competencies (GNCs) framework. The framework provides an evidence-based ...

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Palliative care nurse blazing a trail to awards

The inaugural Health Minister’s award for nursing trailblazers has been awarded to a Canberra nurse for her work in improving the delivery of palliative care to Australians living in residential aged care. Nikki Johnston, a palliative care nurse practitioner based ...

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No place for ageism in the workforce

A social advocacy organisation has called for urgent upgrading of employment services following the release the 2018 Jobs Availability Snapshot. Executive director of Anglicare Australia Kasy Chambers said that a new approach was needed to help people find work. “The job ...

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