Nurses are being called on to stay up-to-date with the latest in wound care and prevention to help reduce the impact of Australia’s ‘hidden affliction’ of chronic wounds. Wounds Australia is highlighting the central role that nurses play in the...
Hot on Health is hot online. Its creator and star, primary health nurse Robbie Bedbrook, explains why he created it. The biggest lesson I have learned as a nurse, and as a person, is that there is no healthcare without...
Are you being paid for the hours you have worked? Are you receiving all your entitlements? Many nurses have questions about their payslips so The Lamp has provided a practical guide to help you. When you receive your payslip, do...
David Stanley, a nurse/midwife and Professor of Nursing at the University of New England, writes about the dilemma for nurses when people in intractable pain and distress ask for assistance to end their lives. Being faced with his own...
Nurse Uncut talks to Sandy Eagar RN, manager of the Nurse-Led Refugee Health Program, which kicked off in Sydney one year ago (in October 2012). The NSW Refugee Health Plan identified a need for a specialist health service for refugees...
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,...
The issue of new grad nurse unemployment has been getting some media airtime, with unions calling for the Abbott Government not to relax the laws that regulate the use of 457 visas in Australia. The Federal Government has appointed...
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) paid maternity leave is a basic human right which conforms to international standards. So why is it that in our wonderful advanced country many people still have to...
South Australian nurse Sandy Bradley writes about the voluntary euthanasia debate and nurses' role in that. She says 'Not being able to discuss voluntary euthanasia to address individual concerns about this issue frustrates me as a nurse ... Australian nurses, in...
Is it time for the nursing and midwifery professions to reflect on our historical involvement in the subjugation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and consider whether we owe a statement of regret for our failures as part of...