Health and social workers often choose their profession because they want to help people. But seeing trauma and suffering on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers. “Compassion fatigue” is a response to the stress...
A drug and alcohol nurse shares her reasons for supporting pill testing and harm minimisation strategies for substance use.
It’s further evidence that safe nurse-to-patient ratios are needed across the board.
Nursing and midwifery are both very physically and emotionally demanding. Being a caregiver and connecting with the most sick and vulnerable on a daily basis can be taxing work, particularly when the demands upon us are excessive. It’s why we...
Aged Care AIN Sue shares her experience of working in Aged Care, and why she's fighting so hard for a better deal for our elderly.  In one way or another I have been involved with the elderly most of my...
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...
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,...
We know that most nurses and midwives will work night shifts at some stage in their careers. Here's our best tips for helping you get to sleep during the day Avoid light before going to bed Light tells your body that...
New efforts to promote nursing careers outside the main cities are needed to encourage graduates to work in rural areas according to new research. Nursing students know little about initiatives and incentives aimed at reducing the shortage of rural and...