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Mental health nurse rides with police 06-04-2017

A SPECIALLY trained nurse has joined police officers on call-outs to de-escalate emergencies while reducing the burden on resources, in a ground-breaking Ipswich trial.

Lisa Peberdy: the 'accidental midwife' 25-03-2017

During Lisa Peberdy's first career as a nurse, she was physically repelled by the notion of childbirth. [audio]

What hospital catering could learn from the prison system 06-04-2017

Prisoners eat better than hospital patients in Britain. Our research found that prisoners consume around three times more calories than patients and their diet is more in line with government nutritional recommendations.

Tabbot Foundation telephone abortion service is safe and effective, review finds 05-04-2017

An over-the-phone abortion service has been providing Australian women with a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies, a preliminary review has found.

Queensland Nurses Union raise fears Gold Coast aged care facilities are understaffed 04-04-2017

THE Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) has warned aged care facilities are understaffed and not providing basic care for residents, with some registered nurses being allocated between 100 and 200 residents each.

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Mental health nurse rides with police - QT

A SPECIALLY trained nurse has joined police officers on call-outs to de-escalate emergencies while reducing the burden on resources, in a ground-breaking Ipswich trial.

Lisa Peberdy: the 'accidental midwife' - http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/conversations-lisa-peberdy/8385978

During Lisa Peberdy's first career as a nurse, she was physically repelled by the notion of childbirth. [audio]

What hospital catering could learn from the prison system - The Conversation

Prisoners eat better than hospital patients in Britain. Our research found that prisoners consume around three times more calories than patients and their diet is more in line with government nutritional recommendations.

Tabbot Foundation telephone abortion service is safe and effective, review finds - SMH

An over-the-phone abortion service has been providing Australian women with a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies, a preliminary review has found.

Queensland Nurses Union raise fears Gold Coast aged care facilities are understaffed - Gold Coast Bulletin

THE Queensland Nurses’ Union (QNU) has warned aged care facilities are understaffed and not providing basic care for residents, with some registered nurses being allocated between 100 and 200 residents each.

Nurses' Union renamed Nurses and Midwive's Union - My Sunshine Coast

QUEENSLAND'S largest union will today be renamed the Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union (QNMU).

Western Sydney: The top ranking Australian university in nursing - CWUR

Western Sydney University’s standing as a global leader in the field of nursing has been reinforced, with the release of a new ranking system that places the University first in Australia and fourth in the world.

More work needed to keep nurses safe - SBS

On the first anniversary of the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford, those involved in the health industry say more needs to be done to keep workers safe.

Support for nurses experiencing mental health, drug issues - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care nurses who are dealing with mental health or drug and alcohol issues are being encouraged to avail of a new free national service providing confidential advice and referral.

Dump nurse appraisals: union - The West

WA’s nursing union claims the next State government could have an extra $2.3 million a year to spend on more nurses if it scrapped annual performance appraisals.