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A former Aged Care nurse manager speaks of the incredible issues abounding in the sector, and why she decided to take a ‘dignified exit’. A lot has to be said for how any industry treats its people. I want...
NSWNMA Assistant Secretary, Judith Kiejda, outlines why sexual harassment at work should be considered a safety issue in order to make real change. It’s a year since the stories of now-disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein first began to hit the...
SBS television program Insight is working on a show looking at anxiety and ways to treat it. They want to hear from nurses and midwives who have seen significant improvement in their anxiety and what worked for them. If you're a nurse...
Mark Quealy is a Registered Nurse who is taking part in the Sydney To The Gong: Ride to fight MS on Sunday November 4 this year. Unfortunately it is so popular that 10,000 riders have already signed up and...
The following letter by Angela Pridham originally appeared in the September edition of The Lamp.  Over the last six months our elderly parents (90 & 91) were admitted to the local public hospital on three occasions between them. Our experience...
The 2018 NSWNMA Award claim regarding nurse to patient ratios, including Clinical Nurse Educators (CNE) for every shift, can’t come quickly enough for the Emergency Room Nurses at Sydney Hospital and Sydney Eye Hospital (SHSEH). The Emergency Room nurses have...
This International Refugee Week, NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association General Secretary Brett Holmes writes about why nurses and midwives are standing up for the rights of those seeking asylum on our shores. As nurses and midwives, we believe the health...
I am a nurse who is currently experiencing the crunch of housing affordability. A story in the March Issue of the Lamp on Housing Affordability, really struck a chord with me and I wanted to share my story. My story...
Unfortunately, it's somewhat common for student nurses to be treated poorly, be spoken down to or even belittled for speaking up. Just because they're a student. This is disappointing and for some nurses, this can continue for many years...
ARE YOU A NURSE WORKING IN A SMALL RURAL HOSPITAL? A PhD candidate and RN, Sarah Smith, is looking for RNs, RN/RMs and EENs to complete a short online survey and take part in online interviews. The study is...

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