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Applications are now open for the Unions NSW Union Summer 2020 Internship Program. Union Summer is a three-week program run by Unions NSW in conjunction with participating unions and runs from Tuesday 28 January through to Friday 14 February 2020....
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...
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...
Why do nurses bully each other, and how can this be changed? Clinical Nurse Specialist and researcher Belinda Mikaelian gives her thoughts on this age old issue.  'Nurses eat their young'. We have all heard those words before. Sadly, it’s...
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census data identifies that people in Australia have over 300 ancestries and languages and suggests as many as 25% of Australian nurses and midwives speak a language other than English at home. Workers from...
Confused about your Labor Day penalty rates? David from the Member Industrial Services Team at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association has kindly collated this information to make sure you don't miss out. In New South Wales, October 7...
Prof Deborah Parker argues that our workforce needs training to reflect the needs of our ageing population.
A study conducted by the Columbia University School of Nursing has found an association between nursing understaffing and healthcare associated infections (HAIs), resulting in billions added to healthcare costs annually. The study, which examined more than 100,000 patients, found that...
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...
Recent demographic data released by the NSW Department of Planning show that Sydney’s health system will not be able to adapt to the city’s rapid and uneven growth. The data on Sydney’s projected population growth by 2031 was released earlier...