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Practise makes perfect

The emergence of nurse practitioners in Australia has profoundly changed the nursing profession, Flynn Murphy reports. An article published in the British Medical Journal begins with the question: “Nurse or minor medical practitioner?” It continues: “There is a real risk of ...

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Lack of collaboration stalls maternity reform

Midwives urge government to relook at legislation. The government's maternity reforms are "doomed to fail" as a result of obstetricians refusing to enter into collaborative arrangements with midwives. This is according to the Australian College of Midwives (ACM), which said ...

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Baby death shows need for collaborative care

The death of a baby during delivery demonstrates the need for collaborative arrangements between doctors and midwives. Coroner John Hutton last month handed down his findings of an inquest into the newborn’s death following a birth intervention at Gold Coast’s ...

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