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Leadership matters in aged care

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Yun-Hee Jeon, professor of ageing and chronic disease from Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney. Jeon discussed her interest in leadership and management specific to aged care and ...

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Violence against student nurses rampant

New research has indicated that a significant percentage of WA’s nursing students have been exposed to aggression and violence while on clinical placement. The study, carried out by Murdoch University PhD student Martin Hopkins, surveyed150 second and third year bachelor ...

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Staff share common concerns

Attrition and working conditions are amongst chief worries in survey. By Dallas Bastian. Aged-care workers are worried – and the ageing population, working conditions and attrition are the main concerns. The findings come from a poll conducted by Galaxy Research ...

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How one provider takes on recruiting

There is no doubt the sector needs more workers; Nieves Murray of IRT – an Australian Business Awards 2014 Employer of Choice – outlines strategies the provider uses to meet demand. The aged-care industry will need to recruit 650 new ...

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Study brings informal carers to forefront

Upcoming research will investigate the impact of providing care to a spouse with cancer, including end-of-life and bereavement measures, as National Carers Week approaches. The From We to I study by Katriona Smith at Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health will explore: ...

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Parkinson’s workers seek help

As the number of Australians affected by Parkinson’s and other movement disorders continues to mount, so too does the need for specialist nurses. In Australia, there are just over 30 nurses who work specifically with Parkinson’s and movement disorders – ...

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A cultured existence

“It’s 4.30am, and all you can hear is an orchestra of snores. Five Women Elders and one marlpa are sleeping in the Big Room. Other marlpa, not on night duty, sleep in their own rooms. “Come 5.30 and Elder Manaya, ...

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