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 search is on to find 1400 nurses and midwives to fill the new ratio positions, yet AHPRA is placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of nurses wishing to return to the profession. We have a chronic shortage of nurses,...
This article by Gerard Brogan RN on the international history of campaigns for nurse-to-patient ratios was first printed in the November 2012 issue of National Nurse magazine, which is published by National Nurses United, the largest union and professional...
A recent report has shown that older Australians don’t trust the Aged Care sector, seeing the industry as shady and opaque. The 2019 Inside Aged Care report, conducted by consultancy Faster Horses, found that just 12% of Australians over 60...
In an extraordinary appearance at the Royal College of Nursing Congress in Liverpool (England), 24 year old student nurse Molly Case, who is a performance poet, young adult novelist and blogger, spoke her beautiful and passionate poem 'Nursing the Nation',...
Waking aged care residents in order to get them showered before the end of the night shift is a vexed issue which continues to attract attention here on Nurse Uncut, since we posted about it in April 2011. Some of...
April Abbott writes: I wrote this to highlight the difficulties I face as a mother of two young children returning to work. I'm shocked at the inflexibility of our system and the overt attempts to push mothers out of...
Burnout is seriously affecting our nursing and midwifery workforce, putting themselves and their patients at risk.
Steve is a paramedic educator who has taken part in a number of Medical Treks. It looks to be a rewarding experience open to medical professionals and others who want to get involved. Read about his story below. Medical Trek...
It’s further evidence that safe nurse-to-patient ratios are needed across the board.
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