Nursing > Registered nurse

Suspended nurse pleads guilty to 66 charges

15 October, 2019

A South Australian nurse has been professionally disqualified for practising while on a 25-year suspension.


Pharma payments to nurses impacting health care

13 June, 2019

New research has found that pharmaceutical companies are influencing non-prescribers such as nurses, which is flowing on to patient medicinal decisions.


When tempers flare, nursing injuries occur

04 April, 2019

A new study has found that perceived imbalances in support for nurses at work leads to fraying tempers and, consequently, injuries.


Stemming the tide of nursing turnover

05 March, 2019 by Robert Nieves*

Improved education, training and digital empowerment are key to keeping nurses on the job, critical at a time when demand for their services is on the rise.


Top tips for back health for nurses

22 January, 2019

Nurses frequently suffer from back injuries, even more than the construction industry. We look at how to avoid and/or manage a back injury.


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


Registered nurses to stay on-site 24/7 in NSW aged care

08 May, 2017

"We've been lobbying on this issue since it first arose in 2014 because we know removing registered nurses from high-care nursing homes will erode the safety measures that protect staff and residents."


Cuts to penalty rates are a threat to nurses and midwives, says NSWNMA

25 February, 2017

"There's a real prospect that changes in one industry will have a ripple effect into others, this is a genuine threat to our nurses and midwives, and aged-care workers who rely on penalty rates for 20% of their income." (NSWNMA).


Why investing in the mental health of your workforce is good for business

22 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Workplaces are still not meeting employees’ expectations in terms of mental wellbeing. Rod Gutierrez outlines what can be done.


Grey Nomads need to remember health plans

08 October, 2015 by Sharon Smith

As we approach the warmer months, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has given a heads-up to its members of the increased number of ‘Risky Nomads’ who hit the road to make the most of (or travel to) the better weather.


The Conversation on Federally-Funded Youth Mental Health

31 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Mental health problems are common in young people and often have their first onset during this period of life. But many affected youth either don’t seek or delay seeking professional help.


How We Can Increase Australia's Organ Donation Rate

17 August, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Aric Bendorf, University of Sydney; Ainsley Newson, University of Sydney, and Ian Kerridge, University of Sydney


Cancer Screening: Does Over-Diagnosis Do More Harm than Good?

29 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Cancer screening programs have undoubtedly improved medical treatment in modern times. However, according to a national Australian survey only 10% of Australian adults had been told of the risk of over-diagnosis in cancer screening.


Mobile Phone Hygiene Standards Are Not Necessary

16 July, 2015 by Sharon Smith

Yesterday we reported on the study performed in an Australian hospital showing healthcare workers not employing infection control practices when handling mobile phones - potential leading to the spread of bacteria.


Caffeine May Improve Exercise Capacity in Prostate Cancer Survivors

01 September, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Caffeine may improve exercise capacity and reduce fatigue in prostate cancer survivors, a University of Queensland study has found.


  • All content Copyright © 2019 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd