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Regulators are looking for more than reflection from nurses and midwives following a complaint. They want to see insight, says Mary Chiarella.
The NSWNMA regularly runs forums, seminars and workshops on a wide range of issues to assist nurses in their careers while earning CPD hours. You can check out upcoming events on their event calendar page here. The below submission was...
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...
2018 Excellence in Nursing & Midwifery Awards – Winners and Finalist List Excellence in Nursing/Midwifery - Assistant in Nursing/Midwifery Winner Jacqueline Holden Royal North Shore Hospital Northern Sydney Local Health District Finalist Mamta Sharma Nepean Hospital Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Finalist Hellen Davood Fairfield Hospital South Western Sydney Local Health...
The following letter by Angela Pridham originally appeared in the September edition of The Lamp.  Over the last six months our elderly parents (90 & 91) were admitted to the local public hospital on three occasions between them. Our experience...
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....
    STAKEHOLDER EXPERIENCES WITH ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS Standing Collaboration is inviting healthcare professionals to provide feedback on their experiences of electronic health records. If you are a medical practitioner or nurse who uses electronic health records during the course of your...
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...
Alice Suttie CNS works in a surgical hospital in Sydney - but she has some doubts about the extensive use of gloves. Do you agree? We'd especially like to hear from other theatre nurses - but all nurses and...
Salvatore Gambacorta RN writes: This article arose when I innocently replied to a Nurse Uncut Facebook post regarding the persistent perception of nurses as bedside handmaidens, a term which itself perpetuates the stereotype of nurses as dedicated females with...

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