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I am a nurse who is currently experiencing the crunch of housing affordability. A story in the March Issue of the Lamp on Housing Affordability, really struck a chord with me and I wanted to share my story. My story...
Unfortunately, it's somewhat common for student nurses to be treated poorly, be spoken down to or even belittled for speaking up. Just because they're a student. This is disappointing and for some nurses, this can continue for many years...
The need for affordable housing is an ever-growing issue and can affect all workers and can lead to dramatic career changes. Who would be left to care for us if nurses and midwives can't afford to live near hospitals?...
This article from an American blog, RealCareGivers, highlights many issues male nurses and midwives experience around the world. Do these challenges sound familiar to you?   When many people think of a nurse, they picture a woman. That might have...
It's important we openly discuss some of the less attractive issues facing nurses and midwives and unfortunately bullying is one issue that continues to plague our professions. James* has been a nurse for a few years now and although...
Bullying is always a hot topic of conversation on Nurse Uncut and continues to be a problem for many nurses and midwives. It really is concerning that so many people continue to be affected by this disappointing behaviour of...
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....
Regardless of how you spend your day - in theatres, caring for the elderly or on the ward -  there are always elements that will have an effect on your skin and how it feels. Things like... lack of...
Liesl is a nurse and a mother of young kids who finds rostering a vexed issue - she can feel scared to speak out to ask for a suitable roster. How do we keep work-life balance at these times...
Doctors and nurses can't always tell if someone's drunk or on drugs and misdiagnosis can be dangerous. Even emergency department staff can have trouble telling if someone’s intoxicated as clinical clues can mislead.By Lauren Monds, University of Sydney and...

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