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Earlier this year, a study showed there'd been an increase in preventable deaths in aged care. Kylie's an aged care nurse and had a sceptical reaction to this study. Aged care is a complex area and there are so...
A student Enrolled Nurse sent us this message about the severe limitations of casual on-call rostering. I'm an EN student and currently working as a PCA in an aged care facility (actually with a facility as on-call casual and also...
What would you tell a brand new member of our profession? Sonya M. Schwartzbach wrote a 'letter to the baby nurses' on Huffington Post, which the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association shared on their Facebook page, asking...
Tara Nipes is a registered nurse on a multiple medical specialty ward at one of Melbourne's most acute tertiary hospitals. In the first of three blog posts about assisted dying, Tara writes about why her experience as a nurse...
Do you take your lunch (or dinner ... or middle-of-the-night meal) to work with you? What are your tips for shopping and preparing your shift meals? What do you pack it in to take it to work and where...
 Sara Karacsony was runner-up in the NSWNMA Short Story Competition 2017 with this moving story, ‘The invisible man’. The first time I met Frank, he was lying on his side in his small single bed facing the wall. On the...
My name is Dr Tracey Giles and I am a nursing academic at Flinders University. I am currently leading a research team to investigate nurses’ and doctors’ perceptions and experiences when providing end-of-life care in Australian emergency department settings. The...
If you are working as a registered nurse in Australia, you’re invited to participate in this study, investigating experiences of burnout and morally distressing situations across nursing specialties. To participate, you’ll be asked to fill out an anonymous online...
Rebecca Noonan won the NSWNMA Short Story Competition 2017 with 'A Final Farewell'. She sat in the stark, chilled room located off to the side. Hidden away from the main ward like an enigma; a shameful secret that no one...
We'd like to hear from former midwives about why they left the profession. According to last year's Australian survey of nurses' and midwives' workplace wellbeing, 32% indicated they've considered leaving the profession and 25 percent reported they were either likely...

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