With every passing moment cracks in the aged care system widen leaving vulnerable older Australians in an increasingly deplorable position.
I will never forget traveling with my niece over a decade ago from Melbourne to Sydney after she had received a B-Cell infusion to treat a chronic illness.
By Catherine Beadnell
After clocking off from her routine night shift at one of Australia’s typical nursing homes carer Yvonne (not her real name) heads back to her house and invariably collapses from exhaustion.
Australia has established a new cervical screening process based on recommendations by Australia’s independent Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC).
Welcome not only to the first issue of the ANMJ for 2018 but also to my first editorial as A/Federal Secretary.
Recently elected ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary Emily Shepherd is passionate about ensuring all nurses, midwives and care workers feel valued in their work.
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.
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).
Last month the nation turned its back on exclusion when the majority of Australians voted yes to marriage equality.
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.
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.
Dignity is a fundamental concept that defines how we interact and care for every person in our society. Our understanding of dignity and its significance for people at the end of life (EOL) is crucial to informing our day-to-day interactions with these patients.
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.
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.
More than 100 passionate delegates converged in Hobart last month for the ANMF’s 13th Biennial National Conference.
Last month I received my postal survey asking me to respond ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on changing the law to allow same sex marriage. What followed at home was many dinner table conversations with my three children as we watched and listened to the ‘debate’ around human rights for LGBTIQ Australians.
With the ANMF’s Biennial National Conference upon us final preperations have commenced.
After ANMF members were asked to complete an ANMJ communication survey last month, the results are finally in, and from what you have told us, it’s time to change how we deliver nursing and midwifery news and information.
Depending in which state or territory you live in the chances are you have met job reps, union delegates, worksite representatives or job delegates. Despite varying titles, the role of an ANMF job rep (however titled) is clear cut – to represent nurses and midwives in the workplace and drive change to improve conditions. Robert Fedele takes a look at what is involved in the position and how it can empower volunteers both personally and professionally.
One of the benefits of being a nurse or a midwife is the ability to work almost anywhere in the world. The flexibility that nursing or midwifery brings also allows the opportunity to travel to a multitude of destinations while also making a living. This month the ANMJ features two of the most popular destinations for Australian nurses and midwives to work and live in. Thinking of working overseas? Find out what it’s like working and living in the Middle East and the UK in this month’s special.