This week, the aged care royal commission looks at diversity in aged care, an issue becoming increasingly relevant to both residents and the staff who care for them. Diversity includes gender, sexual orientation, religion and social background. The issue is...
People who work in healthcare are the most susceptible to workplace burnout. Whether you're a nurse, carer, or midwife, working in hospitals or aged care, you face the same things. Long shifts, taking care of patient after patient, dealing...
As nurses and midwives, shift work has become the norm for most of our profession. New research has shed more light on what the long-term effects of this can be upon heart health and diabetes. While many studies have shown...
When even teachers and police workers need to travel to the city fringes to find an affordable home that strikes us as a sign of a deeply dysfunctional housing system. Our research shows key workers are being...
With debate raging nationally about the need for pill testing, three nurses have written to Nurse Uncut about why they believe it’s time for this important policy reform. I cannot believe the opposition to pill testing...
Question: Your patient has fallen in the shower unwitnessed. You are the first on the scene. He is bleeding from the head. What issues might you need to consider and what actions would you take? A seemingly straight forward question,...
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...
The awarding of an Australian Bravery Decoration to murdered Orange mental-health nurse, Bob Fenwick, is a fitting tribute to a man who bravely stepped in to assist a colleague who was being attacked and unfortunately paid with his own life,...
When those living with HIV or Blood-borne viruses (BBV) experience or perceive stigma and discrimination, the body of published evidence suggests they either leave a service before being seen or a lost to follow up. For those living with...
PHD Candidate Shirley Jackson says that penalty rate cuts unfairly target young people.  The Fair Work Commission decided to cut Sunday and some public holiday rates of pay across the hospitality, retail, pharmacy and fast food industries for full time,...
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