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Strength in numbers

The NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association is a branch of the federal nursing and midwifery union, which has now become one of the largest unions in Australia. The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has grown to almost 233,000 members,...
Lateline carried another report this week on mistreatment of aged care residents, leading the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) to renew calls for the major political parties and key independents to make aged care an election issue. Federal Secretary...
Keiran Dalton of the NSWNMA will be speaking this Saturday  at a public meeting that was also to have been addressed by Bahraini surgeon Dr Ghassan Dhaif. Dr Dhaif has been denied entry to Australia by the federal Government, despite the...
Gloria Vlcek is another unemployed new grad in NSW. Other states in Australia had serious rates of new grad unemployment in 2012 – has it now spread to NSW? Send a message to health ministers about new grad unemployment. This is...
It's time for every nurse and midwife working in Australia, no matter in which field, to take the Australian Nurses & Midwives Workplace Survey 2013. The survey is being jointly conducted by Monash University and the Australian Nursing Federation and covers contemporary employment...
Chris Morgan, a nurse at Frankston Hospital, spoke to the NSWNMA council of delegates the other day about her experience as an activist in the Respect Our Work campaign in Victoria in 2011-12. Here is her story. I would like...
There's a lot of interest in the new aged care compact - understandably, given that it applies to all aged care nurses in Australia, including AINs. Below is a video interview with the Minister for Ageing Mark Butler as he...
The Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) commenced the Because We Care campaign nearly four years ago and has been fighting for quality care for older Australians ever since. One of the key objectives of the campaign was to address wages...
Does the mere mention of the 2013 federal election make you turn off? It's hard to stay tuned when it feels like the media has been pre-covering the election for the past two and a half years. However, health should of...

Compassion fatigue and the NHS

Guest post by Tara Nipe. This is a reprint of a post written by Tara for her blog, A Nurse's countdown to the 2014 Victorian election, with a little ranting thrown in. Among many other things, Tara is a clinical...

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