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My name is Dr Tracey Giles and I am a nursing academic at Flinders University. I am currently leading a research team to investigate nurses’ and doctors’ perceptions and experiences when providing end-of-life care in Australian emergency department settings. The...
If you are working as a registered nurse in Australia, you’re invited to participate in this study, investigating experiences of burnout and morally distressing situations across nursing specialties. To participate, you’ll be asked to fill out an anonymous online...
Rebecca Noonan won the NSWNMA Short Story Competition 2017 with 'A Final Farewell'. She sat in the stark, chilled room located off to the side. Hidden away from the main ward like an enigma; a shameful secret that no one...
We'd like to hear from former midwives about why they left the profession. According to last year's Australian survey of nurses' and midwives' workplace wellbeing, 32% indicated they've considered leaving the profession and 25 percent reported they were either likely...
Lorraine is 56 and just finished her new grad rotations as a registered nurse. Being an 'old new' nurse sometimes has its downside but she absolutely loves nursing. I started my nursing degree in 2010 at the ripe old age...
In the aftermath of the vote in the NSW Parliament to defeat an RN24/7 Bill, registered nurse Sally writes: I've been nursing since 1984. An RN since 1992. I've always worked in acute care and if you had told me...
Sarahjane Bradford is an Emergency nurse in southwest Sydney. She grew up in foster care and knows what it means to experience childhood trauma. Last year she volunteered in Kenya and is heading back soon. She is seeking donations...
Yesterday new grad Alexa described her path to studying nursing, her elation at getting a new grad position but then the shock, stress and depression when she landed in a toxic ward environment. Read part one of Alexa's story....
New grad registered nurse Alexa struggled to stay afloat when she landed in a toxic environment on her first ward. But she did not break. Today on Nurse Uncut she tells the story of that ward, the stress, tension...
Helping a young Vietnamese woman with stage-four pressure sores was confronting for nurse volunteer Susan Elliott, but she says it has opened her heart and changed her future path. The photos in this post might be confronting for readers...

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