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Can working in aged care produce better nurses?

Research by academics at Western Sydney University has found that nursing undergrads who work in aged care while completing their studies are learning valuable skills and enter the profession ahead of their graduate peers. The research surveyed new graduate nurses ...

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Mentors to aide budding aged care workers

A new mentoring program is aiming to improve the perception of working in the aged care industry, amid fears staff demand will outweigh supply. The pilot program involves one-on-one mentoring with an aged care nurse, beginning with tertiary students in ...

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How cultural background affects dementia care

In high-income countries like Australia, nursing and aged care workforces are increasingly multicultural. In Australia it is estimated that 32 per cent of RACF workers were born overseas. In similar nations, such as the UK, figures are as high as 40 ...

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