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Frail lives matter: opinion

Open letter to Tom Symondson, chief of the Aged and Community Care Providers Association (ACCPA). Come on, Tom, when will you call out the whole tasering affair for the ageism it is? Please don't tell us that more training, resources ...

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More nurses trained to spot autism in kids

Victorian nurses will monitor babies for early signs of autism during routine health checks under a new training plan. Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos recently announced the $1.1 million package, which will further deliver specialist training to maternal ...

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Silver lining

Our nurses are passing on their knowledge to their East Timorese counterparts. By Aileen Macalintal A trip to East Timor made clinical educator Barry Flynn realise just how lucky we are. Flynn, who has worked with Aboriginal communities and refugee ...

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Keeping community care affordable

Private providers and government must work together to keep costs down in this growing area of nursing. By Mary Casey There have been many changes in the care and nursing industry in the past 10 years, especially in the community ...

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Watchdog to examine training groups

Australia's national skills regulator is casting a close eye over registered training organisations (RTOs) following the rise in concern over training provided for workers in the aged care sector. By AMIE LARTER A strategic review of vocational education and training ...

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Palliative care for non-palliative nurses

An ageing population means palliative care is no longer a specialised field – but training is lagging. By Amie Larter In 2011, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 14 per cent of the Australian population was aged 65 years ...

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