ANMJ Featured Stories

Rise of homelessness

Saturday 23rd June, 2018

Despite being a wealthy country, homelessness in Australia is on the increase. According to the latest Census older women and young people are the most vulnerable, while growing overcrowding in group accommodation is becoming commonplace. As winter hits, Cathy Beadnell examines the reasons for homelessness and the significant work nurses are doing to address the issue.

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Candidates urged to support aged care ratios

Saturday 23rd June, 2018

Members from ANMF branches in Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia have been seeking pledges of support for aged care ratios from political candidates contesting five by-elections due to be held later this month on 28 July.

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Bring nurses together from around the globe

Friday 22nd June, 2018

Every two years ICN hosts a meeting of its member organisations in Geneva in advance of the World Health Assembly. These meetings bring together national nursing and midwifery organisations, chief government nursing and midwifery officers, regulatory bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Editorial Annie Butler ANMF A/Federal Secretary

Thursday 24th May, 2018

The ANMF has had a busy month campaigning to fix the crisis in aged care. On International Nurses Day, thousands of nurses, midwives, carers and members from the community gathered at events around the nation, calling on federal politicians to legislate staffing ratios in aged care.

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BITTERSWEET: Budget 2018–19

Thursday 24th May, 2018

What can health and aged care expect as a result of federal Budget 2018-19?  While some investment into health was welcomed, the ANMF was deeply disappointed safe staffing in residential aged care was ignored. Read ANMJ’s Budget summary below.

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CHRONIC CRISIS Burden of chronic disease on preventable deaths

Thursday 24th May, 2018

Despite being a wealthy, developed country, Australia’s levels of chronic disease, amongst its population, is  soaring, devastating millions of lives, and potentially crippling the health system. Yet a great deal of this disease burden is preventable. Jessica Gadd investigates what lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the chance of developing chronic diseases, and what nurses are doing to assist in disease prevention.

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Fight for aged care ratios launched across nation

Thursday 24th May, 2018

Aged care workers and community advocates turned out in force at rallies across the country last month as the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) officially launched its national campaign pushing for mandated staff ratios in the sector.

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Editorial Annie Butler ANMF A/Federal Secretary

Tuesday 24th April, 2018

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.

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Aged care crisis: National campaign pushes for aged care ratios in law

Tuesday 24th April, 2018

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.

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Hazards in the workplace

Tuesday 24th April, 2018

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.

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Nurses and midwives recognised globally

Tuesday 24th April, 2018

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.

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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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