An ageing population, along with high population growth, has created huge demand for healthcare and aged-care services across the country.
Creating an MBS rebate option for nurses to insert long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) could be Australia’s answer to birth control, new research from Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) has shown.
A South Australian nurse has been professionally disqualified for practising while on a 25-year suspension.
New research has found that pharmaceutical companies are influencing non-prescribers such as nurses, which is flowing on to patient medicinal decisions.
A new study has found that perceived imbalances in support for nurses at work leads to fraying tempers and, consequently, injuries.
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.
Nurses frequently suffer from back injuries, even more than the construction industry. We look at how to avoid and/or manage a back injury.
Nursing, health and aged-care staff are overwhelmingly impacted by grief and loss in the workplace
"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."
"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).
Workplaces are still not meeting employees’ expectations in terms of mental wellbeing. Rod Gutierrez outlines what can be done.
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.
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.
Aric Bendorf, University of Sydney; Ainsley Newson, University of Sydney, and Ian Kerridge, University of Sydney
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.