Ruth, one of our nurse bloggers interviewed a Community Health Nursing Manager, Azilda Fernandez. Find out more about her and her perspective as a Nursing Manager. How long have you been a nurse? I started my nursing career in 1990 and...
Central Queensland University Lecturer Olav Muurlink argues that humans aren't meant to work 24/7, and that penalty rates are crucial for workers' health.  Penalty rates are often cast as a roadblock to business or employment but public health researchers see...
Very few people saw the Coalition’s win coming. If it was, as opposition leader Bill Shorten contended, “a referendum on wages” then it follows that Australians were content with sluggish wage growth and didn’t want a more substantial pay...
Researchers from the University of South Florida and Pennsylvania State University have found out that just 16 minutes less sleep than needed can affect the way you work for the whole day. Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately?...
The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) has managed to get a few more spots for this year's Mardi Gras Parade! So if you a nurse or midwife who wants to be part of the best Mardi Gras float...
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is an umbrella term used to describe general loss of memory, thinking skills and other day-to-day functions (such as cooking, paying bills, cleaning and even dressing). A hallmark of Alzheimer’s...
The Victorian Labor Government has announced that they will be buying back Mildura Base Hospital, after 21 years of being in private hands. The regional hospital was sold to private hands in 1998 by the Kennett Liberal Government, and has...
A new study conducted by UNSW’s Kirby Institute has found that gay and bisexual men taking the HIV prevention medication PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) have lower levels of HIV-related anxiety. The study provides the strongest evidence yet that PrEP may be...
A leading sleep expert says a growing preoccupation with sleep is backfiring. A leading neurologist says smartphone sleep-tracking apps are making people so anxious and obsessed about their sleep that they are developing insomnia, reports The Guardian. “We’ve seen a lot...
A drug and alcohol nurse shares her reasons for supporting pill testing and harm minimisation strategies for substance use.
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