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Research points to patient safety in nurse numbers 03-12-2014

International research shows nurse staffing levels contribute to a seven-fold difference in patient mortality rates between hospitals.

Nurses tell what it’s really like to work in a hospital 24-11-2014

FOR veteran nurse Mark De-La-Warr, a violent incident last month was “the straw that broke the camel’s back”. Over the last three years, he says nurses have been forced to endure escalating violence in the workplace.

Matron Margaret Gray lived a life devoted to nursing 17-11-2014

MOST of the history we have of the medical profession in our area is concerned with doctors, a limited amount on the hospitals, but little of the nursing staff.

Nurse workloads a key factor in rising patient deaths, researcher says 02-12-2014

Increasing the workload of nurses increases the risk of patients dying in hospital, an internationally renowned patient safety researcher says.

Boost to Victorian paramedics and nurses 02-12-2014

Victorian paramedics are on the threshold of a new era with the incoming Labor government promising to resolve their bitter long-running industrial relations dispute.

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Research points to patient safety in nurse numbers - NCAH

International research shows nurse staffing levels contribute to a seven-fold difference in patient mortality rates between hospitals.

Nurses tell what it’s really like to work in a hospital - Herald Sun

FOR veteran nurse Mark De-La-Warr, a violent incident last month was “the straw that broke the camel’s back”. Over the last three years, he says nurses have been forced to endure escalating violence in the workplace.

Matron Margaret Gray lived a life devoted to nursing - Northern Star

MOST of the history we have of the medical profession in our area is concerned with doctors, a limited amount on the hospitals, but little of the nursing staff.

Nurse workloads a key factor in rising patient deaths, researcher says - ABC News

Increasing the workload of nurses increases the risk of patients dying in hospital, an internationally renowned patient safety researcher says.

Boost to Victorian paramedics and nurses - NCAH

Victorian paramedics are on the threshold of a new era with the incoming Labor government promising to resolve their bitter long-running industrial relations dispute.

Yatdjuligin: an important new book for nursing and for the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Crikey

In the dialect of the Wakgun Clan group of the Gurreng Gurreng Nation, Yatdjuligin means "talking in a good way". It is the name of an important new book, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care, that explores the healthcare of Indigenous Australians, from the perspective of both the patient and the professional.Crikey

Nurses angry over job snub - The West Australian

Dozens of nurses at Swan District Hospital are angry they were not offered jobs or because they face reduced hours when Midland public hospital opens next year.

NSW Nurses’ Union busted seeking actors to play cancer patients for election campaign - Daily Telegraph

THE NSW Nurses’ Union has been left red-faced after a casting call for actors to play cancer patients in an upcoming anti-NSW government election campaign was leaked.

Farmer nurses desire to help sick - Sunshine Coast Daily

RICHARD MacDonald describes farming as the hardest thing he has ever done in his life, but making a leap to a new career is not far behind. At 50, the former tomato farmer is studying to achieve his childhood dream of becoming a nurse.

Nurse blows whistle on poor patient care at Canberra Hospital - Sydney Morning Herald

A Canberra Hospital nurse has blown the whistle on continuing falling patient care standards at the ACT's largest hospital.