Aged care has yet again been dealt a significant blow.
The vast health disparities between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the rest of the Australian population has been a longstanding issue. While urgency to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians is evident, the gap continues to widen, gripping everything from life expectancy to the burden of chronic disease and suicide. It’s now been acknowledged that building a robust Indigenous nursing and midwifery workforce is a key solution to achieving health equity. Robert Fedele speaks to the next generation of nurses and midwives determined to make change.
One of our newest topic additions to the CPE website is Crystal Methamphetamine – ICE, a tutorial for nurses and frontline workers. This topic was written in collaboration with Marie Coughlan, CNC Co-morbidity, Hospital Consultation Liaison SESLHD D&A Services; Jodie Davis, ANMF Federal Education Officer and Peer reviewed by the NSWNMA Drug and Alcohol Reference Group.
A series of behaviour change research trials to tackle gender inequality are underway with early insights presented in Victoria last month.
As nurses and midwives it’s our job to look after the healthcare needs of others. Caring is the fundamental core of what nursing and midwifery is all about and is what we do well for our patients, their families, and each other.
Newly appointed ANMF Federal Vice President Lori-anne Sharp believes nurses and midwives have the ability to become influential leaders.
Diabetes is fast becoming one of the biggest epidemics in the world. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Australia where approximately 1 million Australians have been diagnosed with the disease. Natalie Dragon investigates why Diabetes has become so prevalent and what is being done about it.
International Day of the Midwife and International Nurses Day, celebrated on 5 May and 12 May respectively, are when nurses and midwives are acknowledged for the job that they do and also thanked for the vital care they give to their patients, their patients’ families and each other. Yet while nurses and midwives are good at taking care of others, sometimes they can fall short of taking care of themselves. When celebrating nurses and midwives during May it is important to take time to acknowledge your own achievements as a nurse and/or a midwife, but also review what you are doing to care for yourself. Applying a few strategies could help you live more fulfilling, productive and happier lives, professionally and personally.
On the day the nation stops to remember past and present servicemen who have fought and died in war this ANZAC day, spare a thought for Australian nurses who bravely looked after the sick and injured during the World Wars as well as those involved in all conflicts and peacekeeping missions since.
The brave men and women of Australia’s military put their lives on the line to defend the country at home and abroad. Behind the scenes, military nurses work alongside troops to provide support across the gamut of healthcare. At any given time, military nurses could be working in field hospitals, supporting training exercises across Australia, or deployed overseas in war zones. Filled with adventure and unique challenges, Robert Fedele explores the highs and lows of life as a military nurse.
Outgoing ANMF Vice President Maree Burgess does not count on having extra spare time leaving the federal executive team.
Nursing uniforms have transformed dramatically over the past century on the back of emerging trends, demand for practicality and comfort, and strict workplace policy.
Last month I mentioned that aged care would be a top priority for the ANMF in 2017.
Since it was first formed 35 years ago, the South Pacific Nurses Forum has been working to improve cross-cultural understanding and regional cooperation in nursing. Despite overwhelming health challenges in the Pacific, nurses and midwives are banding together to strive for universal access to quality healthcare, writes Karen Keast.
Victorian midwife Daisy Pearce has swapped her medical gloves for footy boots on the way to chasing her sporting dream.
Over the past five years the ANMF has been resisting a concerted campaign by aged care employers to remove important protections that give part time employees a level of predictability in their hours and days on which they are required to work.
Welcome to the first issue of the ANMJ for 2017.
Remote Area Nurses (RANs) work in far-flung pockets of Australia delivering healthcare to largely disadvantaged communities. Highly skilled, adaptable, and resilient, RANs collectively strive to improve health outcomes for people living remote. As the sector moves forward, ongoing challenges loom large, namely workforce shortage issues, boosting safety, and improving health service provision, writes Robert Fedele.
Without a doubt our professions and our communities are up for some significant challenges in health and aged care during 2017. Based on the issues important to you, the ANMF has set key priorities for the year ahead and will work hard to ensure health equity and fair conditions for all.
Renowned celebrity cook Maggie Beer is improving the food experience for everyone as they age.