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Issues and Challenges

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?...
“Reasonable workloads are required for nurses to assist in providing a sustainable health system for the people of NSW that not only meets present health needs but also plans for the health needs of the future. The employer has...
Yesterday was a saddening and alarming news day. Very saddening was the report from the inquest into the death of baby Elijah Slavkovic, who died in 2009 from meningoccocal meningitis. He might have been saved if he'd been given intravenous antibiotics...
Like most of us, I've been a passive onlooker of the terrible devastation that has occurred in Haiti. I've watched as people are hauled from the rubble up to 2 weeks after the disaster. It looks horrible and the...
At last year's International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress held in Melbourne, Coral Levett attended a panel presentation titled 'Modern Day Slavery'. Coral describes what she heard. The panel included speakers Joy Johnson from Canada, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo from Nigeria...
A National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professionals has been established. The key purpose of the national registration scheme is to protect public safety. Only health practitioners who are suitably educated and able to demonstrate that they are...
Health care workers must routinely handle patients who are delirious, agitated and even aggressive, especially on psychiatric units, in EDs and nursing homes. Sometimes when these conditions escalate they become full scale assault – and nurses are often the victims. The...
NSW maternity units are in crisis, with many facing mass shortages of midwifery staff, which is potentially putting babies and mothers at risk.
The Federal Government's new "Stronger Super" superannuation reform package is set to deliver Australia's nursing and midwifery workforce greater superannuation outcomes, according to the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF). ANF Federal Secretary Lee Thomas said the reforms, announced this week by...
Whilst getting my daily dose of the news online I came across an article headed AMA’s Airconditioner Plan for the Elderly It seems that the Victorian government is going to offer those elderly people in public...