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The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety begins hearings on residential aged care facilities, or nursing homes, in Sydney today. The standards of nursing homes in Australia have been in the public eye since the Oakden Aged Mental...
Petitioning against outdated and discriminatory rules, Nurse Connor Lynch and his partner, medical student Ky Ruprecht, have brought much needed attention back to the inability of gay men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 can have many work-related expenses that are claimable at tax time. Last year, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) designed a poster that specifically addresses common work-related expenses for nurses, midwives and carers and Etax Accountants have...
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...
Last year Patricia asked Nurse Uncut readers whether she should start nursing studies at age 49. Now Paul, who is 10 years older, has the same question. Do those 10 years make a difference? Does he have enough time...
Pain is uncomfortable for everyone, and is usually a sign of something more serious that needs to be dealt with – like another condition or a more serious injury. Pain can be especially challenging for older people as they may...
Higher education of any kind is a serious commitment, and nursing school is even more so. Classes are difficult, clinicals are long and the environment can be competitive and even cutthroat at times. Being prepared is key to succeeding...
Want to get a sneak peek into the questions you’ll likely to get in your interviews? Here are the 3 types of questions we reckon you should be prepared to answer! Skills and knowledge-based questions Potentially the most straight-forward of...
Prof Deborah Parker argues that our workforce needs training to reflect the needs of our ageing population.
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...