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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

Plenty of care in the air 13-05-2018

With about 350,000 registered nurses in Australia, it’s no surprise to find them in our hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities. But there are some environments where seeing a nurse makes most of us do a double take.

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Cases against two men spark euthanasia debate in New Zealand - Herald Sun

The cases of two men charged with helping terminally ill relatives to end their lives have sparked a fresh debate about voluntary euthanasia in New Zealand.

After two years, parents of Andrew Allan to face nurse - Perth Now

ANDREW Allan's grief-stricken parents will come face-to-face with the male nurse at the centre of the schoolboy's death when he gives evidence at an inquest in 10 days.

Doctors versus chemists in war over flu shot - The Telegraph

A NATIONAL pharmacy chain offering discount flu jabs has been slammed by The Australian Medical Association for putting people at risk.

Nurse shortfall to hit 100,000 - The Australian

AUSTRALIA faces a shortage of 109,000 nurses -- 27 per cent of the total nursing workforce -- and of 2700 doctors by 2025 unless co-ordinated national action is taken by federal, state and territory governments, health ministers have been warned.

Can technology help overcome Australia's healthcare challenges? - ABC Technology

Australia, similar to other more mature markets in the Asia Pacific, is increasingly facing a number of healthcare challenges. Continued population growth, demands for increased access to high-quality healthcare, an aging population, shortage of clinicians, and increasing budgetary pressures in healthcare institutions are just some of the issues faced by an already budget-constrained system.

Qld whistleblower calls for support - 9 News

A former medical board investigator with claims of shocking malpractice in Queensland Health wants other insiders to blow the whistle.

Nurse David Copley hailed for butting in to stop smoking - Adelaide Now

CANCER survivor and Aboriginal elder David Copley has helped double the number of indigenous clients calling the Quitline.

Hospital ordered to re-hire bat rescuer nurse - ABC News

A New South Wales nurse sacked for bringing bats to work has won her job back.

Stoic nurses stared down an atrocious death - Sydney Morning Herald

The courage of marooned World War II nurses in the face of slaughter still resonates, writes Steve Meacham.

Concern and care - Yass Tribune

Nursing came naturally to Barbara McKeown AM, whose compassion and generosity lent itself to the profession.