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...
Nursing and midwifery are both very physically and emotionally demanding. Being a caregiver and connecting with the most sick and vulnerable on a daily basis can be taxing work, particularly when the demands upon us are excessive. It’s why we...
You learn a lot in nursing school, and even more once you start practicing. You learn how to become a patient advocate, a lifesaver, and develop a kick-ass sense of humour! But did you know that it can also...
The first Friday in June (7 June 2019) marks the third #CrazySocks4Docs day which is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world. The day first started when cardiologist Dr Geoff...
This World Environment Day, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association’s (NSWNMA) Janet Roden writes about the need for stricter air pollution controls to protect the environment and health of our communities. The NSWNMA believes that its members and NSW...
Every day in nursing is different, which is why it’s so incredibly important to know how to bounce right back. Here are our top 5 tips on how to deal with shifts that can get the better of you. ...