A new report from The Centre for Independent Studies has revealed what many nurses already know; there is not enough access to palliative care. As many as 130,000 people could have received palliative care last year but only around 11%...
Julia, an Australian citizen who recently returned from living in the United States for a time, writes about her 'rude awakening' to the health system there. The moral of her shocking story is that we should pay attention to what...
Donna Smith, healthcare advocate from the US, spoke at the Professional Day of the NSWNMA conference this week. Donna appeared in Michael Moore's documentary about the American health system,  SICKO. Donna spoke passionately about the ills of the US system....
Scholarships open: Tuesday 29 May 2018 Scholarships close: 5pm (AEST) Sunday 24 June 2018 Successful applicants announced: Thursday 12 July 2018 The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), HESTA Australia and the Lowitja Institute are proud to announce that applications for the...
Coral Levett, President of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, discusses two theoretical views of how health services should be provided in our society - neoliberal versus social liberal. Which path should Australia take? With all the talk at the...
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...
How do people who have been born elsewhere interact with the Australian health system - and with you as a nurse or midwife? What impact will immigration trends have on our future national health priorities? How should we adjust our priorities...
Aged care is now an industry. Ben X, a health explorer, examines the implications for staff and community when companies list on the stock exchange and profits and dividends enter the aged care picture. In the months ahead, Ben...
This is a guest post by Peter Kwong RN. Peter was recently an intern with NSWNMA in the Union Summer program. He was going to write for Nurse Uncut about his experience as a union intern but the bigger...
Brett Holmes, General Secretary of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, spoke in Melbourne today at the ACTU Congress on the six-point plan to build a better future for Australians. Here is Brett's speech. Firstly I acknowledge the Wurrungeree people...