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There are a number of issues worth highlighting in Residential Aged Care facilities (RACF) such as the lack nurse-to-patient ratios, government funding not being tied to care and the overall public perception of aged care. However, this nurse describes...
A former Aged Care nurse manager speaks of the incredible issues abounding in the sector, and why she decided to take a ‘dignified exit’. A lot has to be said for how any industry treats its people. I want...
Sometimes we hear experiences from nurses who have had to endure some atrocious problems in the workplace and aged care is certainly no exception. Sandy* was an aged care Assistant in Nursing (AIN) who tried to fix some of...
Bullying is always a hot topic of conversation on Nurse Uncut and continues to be a problem for many nurses and midwives. It really is concerning that so many people continue to be affected by this disappointing behaviour of...
Last week we posted a story from Julie, a student EEN who was about to graduate and was finding it hard to get a job. Your responses echoed her experiences with a few gems of advice and good news....
It can be really stressful to have a lot of tiny lives in your hands at any given time. But a report from the UK’s Royal College of Midwives shows overstretching of midwives and excessive workloads is pushing some...
Julie writes: As a student EEN about to graduate in two weeks, I wish I’d looked into employment options prior to enrolling. According to our teachers there are plenty of jobs. I would say that jobs are scarce even...
Liesl is a nurse and a mother of young kids who finds rostering a vexed issue - she can feel scared to speak out to ask for a suitable roster. How do we keep work-life balance at these times...
A student Enrolled Nurse sent us this message about the severe limitations of casual on-call rostering. I'm an EN student and currently working as a PCA in an aged care facility (actually with a facility as on-call casual and also...
Nurses and midwives can have many work-related expenses that are claimable at tax time. Last year, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) designed a poster that specifically addresses common work-related expenses for nurses, midwives and carers and Etax Accountants have...

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