Nurse Rhianna worked in Aged Care before becoming a hospital nurse. What she saw in those residential Aged Care facilities truly broke her heart.  While I have now graduated and no longer work in aged care, I did so for...
It's important we openly discuss some of the less attractive issues facing nurses and midwives and unfortunately bullying is one issue that continues to plague our professions. James* has been a nurse for a few years now and although...
Nurses in California, one of the United States’ biggest states, won safe staffing nurse-to-patient ratios in 1999 after a 13 year fight. Mandated ratios have been in place in the state since 2004. 15 years on, here...
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...