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...
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined the chorus of criticism over the hefty pay increases handed out to federal politicians from last weekend - the very same weekend thousands of workers across three different sectors had...
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...
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...
The Royal Commission into aged care has begun its 18-month investigation into the quality and safety of Australia’s residential aged-care system. Topping the list of priorities is to uncover substandard care, mistreatment and abuse,...
With the Aged Care royal commission under way, Prof Joseph Ibrahim argues it's too little, too late for those currently in Aged Care.
The Federal Government has appointed an expert panel to review current regulations on Australian employers accessing skilled labour from offshore, including nurses and midwives. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation will be making a submission to the panel, focusing in particular on...
The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation officially supports a law for voluntary euthanasia and a Bill is coming up very soon in South Australia. The ANMF is a partner in this powerful Go Gentle Australia campaign to ask people to...
We're paying tribute to the nurses and midwives in NSW who have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. For their dedication to helping others and being outstanding role models for the entire nursing profession, these nurses...