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.
Over a century ago the state of Victoria was one of the first regions in the world to legislate wages and create arbitration boards and councils to resolve labour conflicts before the recourse to strikes. These were the initial steps towards minimum wages.
Extreme weather patterns, global warming and air pollution are increasingly becoming the norm, the consequences of which are being felt across the world. Climate change is being touted responsible, compelling a commitment from world leaders to reduce emissions in an attempt to curtail the impact. Yet to ensure environmental sustainability everyone must play a role including nurses, midwives and healthcare facilities. Natalie Dragon investigates the progress healthcare has made to this end.
The increasing rates of obesity within Australia present a challenge for healthcare professionals from all disciplines working in the health system. Current statistics indicate that 63%
of adults are outside of the normal weight range, with 35% overweight and 28% obese (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2012).
Recently I took the opportunity to take a 10 day trip to explore Nepal, which began in Kathmandu, followed by Bandipur, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park and then back to Kathmandu.