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Staff shortages and a lack of training have once again emerged as key issues underpinning the nation’s aged care crisis, as the aged care royal commission hears testimonies. Registered nurse Noleen Hausler shared the experience of her 98-year-old father, Clarence,...
A man has been fined over $60,000 for "holding out" as a registered nurse, after working as a Director of Nursing at a Victorian Aged Care facility. Magistrate Starvaggi convicted the man of four counts of holding out as a...
Older adults are more digitally connected than ever, even though their uptake of internet-based technologies remains lower than for younger age groups. Today’s senior citizens are likely to spend their spare time tweeting about their social lives and Facetiming their...
How can we best help Australians who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder? A new recommendation to expand the Better Access initiative would open up government-subsidised psychological care to this effect.
A shortage of qualified nursing staff and rising health costs have led to an increase in the employment of unregulated nursing workers. In 2012, the average weekly salary for full-time nursing professionals in non-managerial...
Associate Prof Lee-Fay Low argues that our elderly aren't receiving the emotional care they deserve in Australian nursing homes.
The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing at a much faster rate than the non-Indigenous population. Aboriginal Australians record high mid-life rates of multiple chronic diseases including heart disease and stroke, lung disease, and type 2 diabetes....
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...
Want to be a nurse? Here’s 5 things you REALLY need to know! Hollywood gets it wrong. Think nursing is all glitz and glamour? Reckon Dr McDreamy will walk in any moment now? Nursing is a world of fun, but...
Ever hear nonsense from patients, friends or families about what they think it must like to be a nurse or midwife? Or what they think you do? Drives us mental too. Check out our list below with tongue firmly...