Nurses and midwives are calling on all governments to work with our professions to support the health and wellbeing of our community. There are currently 374,216 nurses and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Nurses and midwives,...
Stephen Duckett from the Grattan Institute assesses the Turnbull/Morrison government's record on health, and it's not looking good.  The Turnbull/Morrison government has a mixed record, at best, on health. The 2019 budget cash splash includes more promises on health but these...
Guest post by US nurse Kathryn Norcutt.  During her time as a nurse Kathryn helped people from all walks of life and ages. Now she leads a much less hectic life and devotes most of her free time to...
Angie Gittus, a nurse from Murwillumbah in northern NSW, joined hundreds of other local protestors - or protectors - in a recent bid to stop drilling for coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers. Their Bentley Blockade developed into...
It's the last day of summer, which means the autumn flu season looms ahead of us. It was a particularly bad flu season in the US, officially reaching epidemic levels in January. Also in January, several nurses there were...
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...
Nursing leaders at South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) have developed the Australian-first Nursewell app to support self-care and wellbeing for nurses and midwives. They recognised the need for a practical, modern, efficient resource to support the professionals...
Guest post by Jennifer Smith RN from the NSW North Coast about the philosophy of 'gentle exercise' and how this has added energy to her day. I spend a great deal of time standing and walking during my workday. I could easily...
The recent report of a nursing home resident found with maggots in her mouth brings home how devastating neglected oral health can be, say Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Newcastle; Andrew Georgiou, Macquarie University; Joanne Steel, and Susan Balandin, Deakin...
Chances are most of us have a grandparent or another older family member who had rheumatic fever as a kid or may have died of its untreated sequelae, rheumatic heart disease (RHD). It was relatively common in Melbourne and...