There’s a lot of baggage around mental health, and the mental health of expecting and new parents is no exception. Too many people are still afraid to talk about perinatal anxiety and depression. Too many people don’t know the signs...
NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association Assistant General Secretary Judith Kiejda reflects on the Aged Care Royal Commission’s Interim report from the departure lounge of Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Australia, how did it come to this? I’m sitting at Melbourne Airport, and...
The title of today’s Interim Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety – “Neglect” encapsulates aged care in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s that simple – the history of aged care in Australia is a story of...
Public health and nursing academic Dr Margie Harris explains why she is disgusted by the Government's refusal to implement pill testing, despite the recommendations of the Deputy Coroner.  As a public health academic of over 25 years, specialising in health...
South Australian nurses and midwives have elected to take industrial action if their state Liberal Government does not deliver on key patient safety measures. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch) has overwhelmingly decided to take industrial action from...
Leaders from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) have met to reaffirm their commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SGD), particularly in regards to universal health coverage and the control of disease. At a meeting of the 130-plus member council,...
When those living with HIV or Blood-borne viruses (BBV) experience or perceive stigma and discrimination, the body of published evidence suggests they either leave a service before being seen or a lost to follow up. For those living with...
Nurses and midwives have a responsibility to advocate for the health of our patients and communities. Here, Kevin writes about how local logging efforts are threatening the health of local communities in the Mid-North Coast of NSW.  The facts on...
A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) indicates that alcohol restrictions in inner Sydney have effectively reduced the number of violent alcohol-related injuries. The emergency room at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital has seen a 10 per cent...
Nurses, health advocates and patient groups are converging at Parliament House next Monday, 16th September, in a call for better patient access to medicinal cannabis. The delegation, which includes representatives from patient groups Epilepsy Action Australia, Chronic Pain Australia, Australian...