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For a bigger, better workforce

Aged-care leaders share strategies for meeting the surge in demand.  The workforce must gain about 78,000 employees in the next decade to maintain the current ratio of aged-care workers to people over the age of 85, attendees at Aged Care ...

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The concealed cost of immorality

Researcher attempts to measure and combat what happens to nurses who feel they are prevented from doing the right thing. Moral distress could be a significant hidden issue for the Australian aged-care workforce. “A number of years ago, I encountered ...

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Ditch those old stereotypes

UQ’s Christine Neville talks to Amie Larter about why gerontological nursing isn’t more popular and what can be done about it. Negative perceptions about aged-care nursing are making it a less desirable option for undergraduate students, a study into gerontological ...

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Aged care tops the urgent list

Leading nursing experts want to make aged care the profession’s top priority for the year ahead.  Nursing organisations and professionals from around Australia have agreed: aged care will be one of the biggest issues on the agenda in 2014. This ...

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Assigned for the times

The world’s healthcare needs change pretty quickly. Nursing schools must adapt to help their students keep up.  Preparing current and future nursing professionals for work in a rapidly changing sector means paying attention to shifting industry needs whilst updating a ...

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The cultured approach

ACI’s most-influential leader knows some things are more important than strategy.  It’s hard not to be impressed by Stephen Becsi. The CEO of Bethanie – Western Australia’s largest not-for-profit senior care and village provider – is the most energetic chief ...

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Something old, something new

Enrolled nurse marries in front of residents for which she cares. An aged-care facility isn’t a typical first choice for a wedding venue, but the chance to share the day with residents and colleagues sounded perfect to one enrolled nurse ...

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The essential role of the dementia specialist

Early diagnosis and implementation of care strategies are among the benefits a specialist in dementia care can deliver, along with valuable support for clients, families and health professionals.  “Having a dedicated person in this role who fully understands and is ...

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