The ANMJ is a journal for all Australian nurses and midwives, distributed to 91,882 nurses around Australia with a total readership of 134,148. The ANMJ offers news, features and analysis to keep nurses and midwives well informed. The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal - essential for good health... take one monthly.
This month we celebrate International Day of the Midwife, 5 May and International Nurses Day on 12 May. Both days are extremely important to the professions as they highlight the invaluable contributions midwives and nurses make in healthcare and the broader community.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is launching a national campaign pushing for legislated staff ratios in aged care on 12 May, International Nurses’ Day. The ‘More Staff For Aged Care’ campaign is calling on federal politicians to make aged care providers accountable for their use of taxpayers’ money by mandating safe staffing ratios and ensuring elderly nursing home residents get the care they need and deserve. Robert Fedele examines the aged care crisis.
Protecting yourself and your patients against workplace hazards is an essential part of the job for any nurse, midwife or carer. This month the ANMJ looks at aspects of physical hazards and emotional hazards to nurses, midwives and carers as well as hazards to the patient.
The critical role nurses and midwives play in delivering healthcare will take the spotlight this month during global celebrations marking International Day of the Midwife on 5 May and International Nurses Day (IND) on 12 May.