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This nurse really needed to get something off her chest. Do you share her frustrations? I worked my first shift as a ward registered nurse yesterday on a busy surgical ward in a public hospital. When I finished my degree I decided...
Vanessa Muir is a Registered Nurse who works in aged care in Queensland. When she read an article about the high rate of medication errors in nursing homes, Vanessa was not surprised. Here Vanessa outlines some of the factors she thinks...
Wherever you’re working — a busy medical practice, in aged care, community mental health, a ward in a metropolitan hospital, an intensive care unit — chances are you confront ethical challenges on an almost daily basis. A free Ethi-call...
Mark Quealy works as a registered nurse in a major metropolitan hospital. After his colleague, an operating theatre nurse, contributed to a newspaper piece about living as a Muslim in Australia and the hurtful comments she had to listen...
Kylie Monaghan, who was the face of the South Australian Be the Bill euthanasia campaign, died on October 8 without seeing the Bill become law. But Kylie did see the conversation about assisted dying grow more intense. And nurses...
Dave asked a question on our Facebook page: What's everyone's opinion on the 'regularly late to shift nurse'? I'm not too bothered about the nurse who is late at double staffing time - but the ones who turn up late...
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has issued a stern new warning to nurses and midwives about giving vaccination information that is not in accordance with the Australian National Immunisation Handbook on the safe and effective use of...
David Stanley, a nurse/midwife and Professor of Nursing at the University of New England, writes about the dilemma for nurses when people in intractable pain and distress ask for assistance to end their lives. Being faced with his own...
South Australian nurse Sandy Bradley writes about the voluntary euthanasia debate and nurses' role in that. She says 'Not being able to discuss voluntary euthanasia to address individual concerns about this issue frustrates me as a nurse ... Australian nurses, in...
Melbourne nurse Tara Nipe reflects on her experience with death. Like all nurses of any length of practice, my clinical experience includes the most intimate moments of people's lives. I suspect most laypeople think first of physical intimacies - bedpans...

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