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I’m an AIN who was helping an overweight patient. He is recovering from multiple fractures and I had to roll him to change his continence aid and use lifters to toilet with the assistance of another staffer. My question is...
Dear both Enrolled and Registered nurses, I would love to receive feedback from nurses who started their profession at midlife and beyond. I'm an almost of 49 year old woman from Melbourne who has had unemployment issues on and off most of...
All registered and enrolled nurses and midwives have to keep up their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of AHPRA. Occasionally a nurse or group of nurses is found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and conditions placed on...
As a nurse or midwife, how do you cope with witnessing trauma and traumatised people? That's the question Antonia asks today, seeking advice from other nurses. Please leave your thoughts in the comments. Antonia writes: I spent 13 hours in ED...
Guest post by Jessie. I want to see if any nurses out there are willing to share their experiences with me to give me advice on how to get my career heading in the direction of health promotion, primary health...
Mark Butler, the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing is on the ABC program “Q & A” tonight at 9.35pm, along with Independent Rob Oakeshott and others. It would be great to have some questions about aged care asked via...
The following question was raised in our forum last week, have you ever been forced or told to complete education or study in your own time (unpaid)? “Last year our hospital gave us a list of online courses we had...
This question was asked in our forum last year. Read it and let us know what you think. In this case, the husband refused for his wife to be treated by a male doctor as it was against his religion,...
As Nurses, in any field of practise, we interact with doctors, or Visiting Medical Officers, as some like to be called. How have working relationships changed over the last 20, 30, or even 50 years? We hear of terms like 'handmaiden'...
One of our new forum members, a mature age student nurse, raised the following question. "I passed the 1st year of my nursing degree in 2009. I have deferred this year and hope to return to university next year and...