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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...
Invitations are now open for contributions to the Annual Healing Narrative Award, sponsored by the Lions Club of Kogarah. The award ($1,000) is made annually to current part-time or full-time health professionals (doctors, nurses and allied professionals) within the...
The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity. AVCAT helps the children and grandchildren of Australian ex-service men and women to a better future by providing tertiary education scholarships. Through the generous support of the Australian...
Researcher Nicole Raschke wants your opinion of the support for research in your local health district. NSW LHD employees, clinicians and managers are invited to participate in this study. You can complete the survey here. You can find the project brief...
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...
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...
Associate Prof Lee-Fay Low argues that our elderly aren't receiving the emotional care they deserve in Australian nursing homes.