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Nursing - Aged Care

Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up “for their own safety”. But a review by Marta Woolford and Joseph Ibrahim of Monash University shows there’s little justification in most cases for this unfair...
An aged care Assistant in Nursing writes: I have just read Belinda's story, Not enough nurses in the nursing home. Wow. It seems this problem is everywhere. But I am gobsmacked to hear there are four members of staff...
A registered nurse asks: I have been working in the Operating Room for 30 years and need a change. Can anyone advise me on how to get into aged care as Theatres has become too tedious. Is there a course...
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...
To whom it may concern, My name is Belinda, I am a single mother of two and live with my adult intellectually handicapped cousin who I am carer for. I was also caring for my mother, who survived a stroke after having...
Today, October 1, is the International Day of Older Persons in recognition of the global significance of an ageing population and the contribution older people make to our society both economically and socially.  The theme for 2016, ‘Take a Stand...
If you haven't heard of CDC - or consumer directed care - you soon will. It's a growing trend, especially in aged and community care. We explore its relevance for nurses and the challenges it throws up for us....
Nurse Tom took to the streets of Sydney to ask people how they felt about the $57 million hole in health funding, the GP rebate freeze and cuts to pathology and screening services. Sure, it's been a long eight weeks...
Aged care is now an industry. Ben X, a health explorer, examines the implications for staff and community when companies list on the stock exchange and profits and dividends enter the aged care picture. In the months ahead, Ben...
Nurse Uncut usually looks at age care through nurses' eyes. Today, Jewel describes her experience as a daughter whose mother spent 12 years in a nursing home. Tell us about your own experiences in comments. My mother was assessed by...

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