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Top 5 inspiring choices

The results are in for Nursing Review’s Top 5 Inspirational Nurses poll for 2013: this is who you voted for.  The researcher: Karen-leigh Edward wants to get more nurses doing hands-on research Name: Karen-leigh Edward Position: Director of the Nursing ...

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Election Focus: primary healthcare is critical

Nursing leaders have spoken out about a raft of issues including primary healthcare reform, and are calling on nurses to become more vocal in public debate.  Primary healthcare reform and nursing workforce concerns are among the critical health issues that ...

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Nurses need more education on co-morbidity

There are new programs in the works to ensure nurses have the right skills to manage patients presenting with both mental and physical health conditions.  With yet more research suggesting that physical health conditions amplify the risk of mental illness, ...

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Nursing staff numbers on the critical list

Australia faces a critical shortage of nurses over the next decade unless governments address dwindling job opportunities, an over-reliance on skilled migration, and a lack of training in aged care.  With projections that Australia is to be short more than ...

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Muggleton’s passion

An enthusiasm for management and health, coupled with concern for the elderly, saw the young Stephen Muggleton move from hospital management to a career in the aged care sector.  Always interested in contributing to making a difference to people’s quality ...

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Union attacks providers for blocking wage increases

The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) has criticised non-profit providers for undermining proposals to improve aged-care workers’ wages. As part of the federal government’s Living Longer Living Better reforms, the Aged Care Workforce Compact is expected to deliver $1.2 billion to ...

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Bryant’s career in perspective

As an activist for nurses and patients, Rosemary Bryant has made giant steps. She speaks to Amie Larter about her working life. Rosemary Bryant has had a distinguished career in nursing, currently holding the position of Commonwealth chief nurse and ...

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Aged workforce increases in size

With more than 240,000 workers employed in the aged care industry, its safe to admit that the workforce has been increasing steadily over the last five years.  According to The Aged Care Workforce 2012 survey, the number of registered nurses working ...

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Threats to SA nurses

South Australia’s health system is reeling from graduate oversupply, issues of nurse safety and trenchant budget cuts.  The national situation for nurses, midwives and other health professionals is of major concern. Just as in other states, South Australia is experiencing ...

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