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A student Enrolled Nurse sent us this message about the severe limitations of casual on-call rostering. I'm an EN student and currently working as a PCA in an aged care facility (actually with a facility as on-call casual and also...
Contrary to the popular belief of those who don't work on Christmas, we don't choose to work just because we're paid a little more. Sure, it might be easy to palm that off as a reason, but it's certainly...
Police officer Jillian Gibson has written and self-published a book for children about the unsung heroes of frontline emergency work, including nurses. First time author and Dubbo Sergeant Jillian Gibson is like so many other police mums and dads. In...
Through Nurse Uncut, we want to make sure everyone's voice is heard throughout their entire career as a nurse or midwife. We've shared some fabulous stories before of recent graduates and nursing and midwifery students and we'd love to...
Liliana, of Sydney's inner west, was finishing her nursing degree when her GP noticed a lump in her right breast. Next week Nurse Uncut will have another post about a nursing student with cancer. Here's Liliana's story. “I took the...
Midwife, nurse and new mum O'Bray Smith knows where the Liberals and Nationals can shove their new baby hamper. What is the price of a vote? Hopefully not $160 worth of baby goods to new parents. Do not fear new mothers,...
An e-module to help nurses and midwives develop their skills in communicating risks and benefits with their patients has been made freely available from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. The module, Helping Patients Make Informed Decisions:...
Birth plans aren’t new-age nonsense. They protect mothers’ medical rights, say midwife Hannah Dahlen and lawyer Bashi Hazard. Hannah Dahlen – a midwife’s perspective Just try mentioning ‘birth plans’ at a party and see what happens. Mia Freedman once wrote about a...
Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACF) are homes for the sickest, frailest people in our society and yet the responsibility of their care can fall on unregistered carers with limited skills and knowledge. I agree with Annette Peters (Lamp, 2017) when...
Nurse Uncut is on the cusp of change! We're undergoing an exciting redesign and will soon be bringing you new writers...  We also want to keep bringing you the stories that matter - that make you laugh, cry or get angry on behalf of...