Nursing

The importance of rural health workforce training

22 October, 2018

Access to quality health services is essential in rural and remote communities, but this is dependent on being able to attract a highly trained workforce.


1 in 5 catheters unnecessarily painful or malfunctioning

22 August, 2018

A global study of short peripheral catheters uncovered major problems with their management.


Palliative care reduces costs

04 May, 2018

Hospitals that introduce palliative care in concert with other treatment modalities have reduced hospital stays and lower costs.


Nurses not addressing male patient needs

07 March, 2018

A new study finds that a one-size-fits-all approach to men's health within the primary healthcare nursing industry is putting male patients at risk.


Global nursing campaign launched by world leaders

28 February, 2018

Recognising that nurses are the DNA of the healthcare system, the campaign calls for an additional 9 million nurses and midwives by 2030.


Sealed in 60 seconds

20 December, 2017 by Bec Crew

Australian scientists have developed a glue that literally takes one minute to seal a wound, then signals to the body to start repairing at twice the regular speed.


Inquiry: privatisation damaging nursing profession

31 October, 2017

An inquiry into privatisation reveals deep concerns for the healthcare community.


E-book celebrates vital work of nurses

21 September, 2017

Featuring stories from, and about, Community and Primary Health Care Nurses and their vital work.


Nurses back measures to safeguard elderly against flu

08 September, 2017

Health workers, visitors and aged-care residents should be vaccinated against the flu.


Sexuality, intimacy and palliative care

01 September, 2017

A new program is addressing the taboo subject of sexuality and dying.


Nurses burnt out and fatigued by grief and loss

30 August, 2017

Nursing, health and aged-care staff are overwhelmingly impacted by grief and loss in the workplace


Rheumatoid arthritis risk for some occupations

21 August, 2017

Assistant nursing, and other occupations, may have increased risk of contracting rheumatoid arthritis.


Communications gap between doctors and home-care nurses creating issues

31 July, 2017

Patients discharged from hospital, particularly the elderly, are becoming caught in a web of poor communication.


Debunking nursing clichés will attract school leavers

14 June, 2017 | Supplied by: The University of Queensland

Stereotypes portraying nurses as sexual objects or merely doctors' helpers must be combatted to encourage school leavers to join the profession.


Supporting aged-care communication challenges

09 June, 2017 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

It is increasingly challenging for aged-care workers, many of whom come from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, to support clients with a range of complex behaviours or unmet needs such as those associated with dementia.


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