ANMJ Featured Stories

Agents of change: Nurses and midwives tackle climate change head on

Friday 23rd March, 2018

The impact of climate change on the health of Australians and people around the globe are fast becoming evident. Lives are being lost at an increasing rate while adding significant economic burden to already financially crippled healthcare systems. Yet despite politicians stagnating to address the issue, healthcare professionals, including nurses and midwives, are tackling climate change head on, writes Jessica Gadd.

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Ratios for Aged Care campaign launch

Friday 23rd March, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) will officially launch its unprecedented public awareness campaign calling on federal politicians to legislate staff ratios in aged care as a matter of urgency on 12 May, International Nurses Day.

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ANMF TASMANIAN BRANCH MOVING FORWARD

Wednesday 24th January, 2018

Recently elected ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary Emily Shepherd is passionate about ensuring all nurses, midwives and care workers feel valued in their work.

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ANMF Priorities 2018: Time for Action

Wednesday 24th January, 2018

As 2018 moves into full swing, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is poised to tackle wide-ranging issues confronting the health and aged care sectors that directly impact nurses, midwives and carers  as well as the broader community.

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Nurses uniting to better healthcare globally

Wednesday 24th January, 2018

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), along with three of its branches, the ANMF Victorian Branch, the Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union (QNMU) and the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA), are founding members of Global Nurses United (GNU).

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Engaging families: Maternal, Child and Family Health Nurses

Thursday 23rd November, 2017

Have you ever wondered what’s involved in practising as a maternal and child health nurse? Natalie Dragon investigates the different aspects of the role and the significant difference these nurses can make to the lives of young families.

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Nursing/midwifery leader appointed to NPS MedicineWise Board

Thursday 23rd November, 2017

Australia’s former Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer, Dr Rosemary Bryant AO, has pledged to push for all nurses holding the power to prescribe following her appointment as a director to the Board of independent medicines information organisation NPS MedicineWise.

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Editorial Lee Thomas, ANMF Federal Secretary

Tuesday 24th October, 2017

After an exhilarating two days of passion and inspiration at ANMF’s 13th Biennial in Hobart last month, I can now sit back and reflect on what has been yet another successful national conference for the Federation.

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The Rise of Burnout: An emerging challenge facing Nurses and Midwives

Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Stress. Physical and emotional exhaustion. Irritability. Loss of motivation. Reduced productivity. Detachment. Skipping work. Using food, drugs or alcohol to cope. Burnout is a debilitating condition which research shows is increasingly affecting nurses and midwives. Robert Fedele investigates the rise of burnout and need for key stakeholders charged with managing the workforce and sector to recognise its importance and find solutions.

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