If you're an operating theatre nurse, does your working day have a soundtrack chosen by someone else? Or do you get to control the ipod during surgery? We consider the possibly vexed question of music during surgery. Operating theatres are noisy...
Dear both Enrolled and Registered nurses, I would love to receive feedback from nurses who started their profession at midlife and beyond. I'm an almost of 49 year old woman from Melbourne who has had unemployment issues on and off most of...
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...
This piece by Olav Muurlink, Senior Lecturer, organisational behaviour, management, of CQUniversity Australia was originally published on The Conversation. It is of course of special interest to nurses and midwives. Despite only being two weeks into an eight-week election campaign, penalty rates have already become...
Why is NSW law interpreted as requiring mandatory notification of all involuntary hospital admissions of nurses and doctors to their respective councils and to AHPRA, while the rest of Australia does not require this? In the latest Medical Journal...
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...
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...
Ty Lees is a PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience Research Unit at the University of Technology, Sydney. Ty is investigating how the stress experienced by clinically active nurses affects their performance and is looking for nurses to participate in the research. Now before you...
Inappropriate questions, sexualised comments, innuendos, wandering hands ... Laurie Bickhoff contemplates sexual harassment of nurses by patients and wonders at what point to stop thinking of it as 'harmless'. Tell me if this sounds familiar. I was transferring an older male patient, let’s...
A new study in the US in March found that male nurses earn more than female nurses. How can this be? Don't all nurses get paid according to their award and longevity in the job? Rae Sheo investigates. Nurses get...