Bullying, harassment and other unprofessional behaviours are culturally ingrained in the Australian health-care system. As we outline today in the Medical Journal of Australia, between one-quarter and half of doctors and nurses in Australia...
A leading sleep expert says a growing preoccupation with sleep is backfiring. A leading neurologist says smartphone sleep-tracking apps are making people so anxious and obsessed about their sleep that they are developing insomnia, reports The Guardian. “We’ve seen a lot...
Petitioning against outdated and discriminatory rules, Nurse Connor Lynch and his partner, medical student Ky Ruprecht, have brought much needed attention back to the inability of gay men from being able to donate blood to help save lives in...
Nurses and midwives are great at looking after the health of other people, but they’re notorious for not looking after themselves. Here’s our top tips for staying healthy during your career. Exercise! Yes, we know that you do walk a...
After going through a vein assessment, selecting treatment, and completing the treatment itself, you’d like to be sure that your varicose veins are gone for good. But can they come back? Unfortunately, it is possible. Here are three things you...
Australia is in the bottom third of OECD countries when it comes to working long hours, with 13% of us clocking up 50 hours or more a week in paid work. These long hours are bad for our health. A...
Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s criminal justice system. In 2016–17 law enforcement made 113,533 illicit drug seizures and 154,650 drug-related arrests. Harm-reduction advocates are calling for the legalisation...
Health and social workers often choose their profession because they want to help people. But seeing trauma and suffering on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. “Compassion fatigue” is a response to the stress...
We all know that nurses and midwives are incredibly time-poor, and we skip lunch breaks more often than we should! Here’s five healthy and flavoursome foods that you need to have in your snack stash – for when you...
It’s normal to feel stressed at work from time to time. But for some people, the stress becomes all-consuming, leading to exhaustion, cynicism and hatred towards your job. This is known as burnout. Burnout used to be classified as a...