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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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Prickly issue

Advocates say much more could be done to protect healthcare workers from needlesticks and other sharps injuries.  Needlestick and sharps injuries have been a focus of National Safe Work Australia Month. The injuries can come with the risk of serious ...

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At cancer’s frontline

These nurses play a vital role in caring for patients as they experience one of life’s toughest challenges.  This year alone, an estimated 124,910 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia, a figure which is set to rise ...

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Fifield’s focus

In an exclusive interview, Australia’s new federal minister for ageing talks about how he will approach the role.  Tony Abbott’s announcement that ageing would be included within the social services portfolio caused mix reaction from the aged-care sector; nevertheless, Australia’s ...

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The essential 5

Our latest poll reveals exactly what technologies workers need and want in the workplace. In our latest workforce poll, Aged Care Insite posed the following question: what is the one piece of technology or equipment you need in the workplace ...

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