Have you ever come home from a nursing shift in 'moral distress'? Almost 50 percent of 400 hospital-based nurses surveyed in New Zealand have considered quitting after struggling with moral issues beyond their control.   The 'moral distress' survey was conducted by...
Superannuation should be important to all of us, even to us 'young ones', as Daphne Burn found out when her mother was forced to retire due to injury. What does one do when they can't be a nurse any more? This is exactly...
Today, June 19, is the anniversary of the changes to workers compensation law brought in by the NSW state Government one year ago. The changes don't appear to apply to politicians. Insert any injured nurse or midwife into the space on...
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is seeking accurate information about how many newly graduated nurses and midwives have secured jobs in the professions. The ANMF is asking new grads to sign up to their grads group - simply fill in...
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...
It's that time of year. New grads are soon to take up their positions - but what if you're a graduate nurse and you haven't yet managed to get into a new grad program or any other job? Mental...
Today is the second anniversary of the sweeping cuts to the Workers Compensation scheme made by the NSW Liberal-National Government. They made the cuts under the pretext that the scheme was in financial trouble - but it's now $1.8...
Tomorrow, Saturday 23 June, is World Public Services Day - ironic timing considering the pointed attacks on public servants - and thus public services - we've seen in New South Wales in the past two weeks. Nurses are certainly not exempt from...
How do you cut agency nurses without increasing the nurse workforce? And how do you drastically cut locums without providing more positions for doctors? Local Health Districts are targeting overtime payments and "expensive" contract staff to make the extensive...
Guest post by a disability nurse. If you are a disability client or nurse or a friend or family of either, we particularly welcome your comments and stories. Disability nurses are often stressed during our working day. We are so short staffed...