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The recent report of a nursing home resident found with maggots in her mouth brings home how devastating neglected oral health can be, say Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Andrew Georgiou, Macquarie University; Joanne Steel, and Susan Balandin, Deakin...
Our story on plastic water bottles in hospitals drew a huge response. Chris Nimmo on the south coast of NSW has also been trying to reduce plastic useage in his hospital. Chris discusses the difficulty of making changes in...
We asked some students why they think you should register to vote on the upcoming marriage equality survey. This is what they had to say: More young people support marriage equality than ever, and they should have their...
Tara writes: For almost all of us, everything about dying is fraught, even when the person involved has 'had a good innings', a happy life, is ready to go and faces a peaceful death. We live, most of us,...
Chances are most of us have a grandparent or another older family member who had rheumatic fever as a kid or may have died of its untreated sequelae, rheumatic heart disease (RHD). It was relatively common in Melbourne and...
The World Breastfeeding Week’s 25th year in 2017 starts today. WBW2017 celebrates working together for the common good, which produces sustainable results, greater than the sum of our individual efforts. Find WBW on Facebook. Download a beautiful poster for your workplace...
Tara Nipes is a registered nurse on a multiple medical specialty ward at one of Melbourne's most acute tertiary hospitals. In the first of three blog posts about assisted dying, Tara writes about why her experience as a nurse...
Alice Suttie CNS works in a surgical hospital in Sydney - but she has some doubts about the extensive use of gloves. Do you agree? We'd especially like to hear from other theatre nurses - but all nurses and...
Brett Holmes addressed the staff of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association today at a morning tea for Reconciliation, before a short video on the background to the Reconciliation struggle was screened. Watch the video below. Here's what Brett said:...
NSW nurses Libby and Bella braved Denmark in winter to discuss sustainability in healthcare - and along the way sampled many delicious croissants! Libby tells the story: I could begin this article by alarming you with facts from the growing...

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