ANMJ Featured Stories

Editorial Lee Thomas, ANMF Federal Secretary

Friday 24th March, 2017

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.

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ON THE FRONT LINE: The rewards of life as a military nurse

Friday 24th March, 2017

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. 

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THE CHANGING FACE OF NURSING UNIFORMS

Friday 24th March, 2017

Nursing uniforms have transformed dramatically over the past century on the back of emerging trends, demand for practicality and comfort, and strict workplace policy.

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Pacific Power: Nursing partnerships across the blue continent

Thursday 23rd February, 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.

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Employer campaign to deregulate working hours

Thursday 23rd February, 2017

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.

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OFF THE BEATEN TRACK: The rise of remote area nursing

Monday 23rd January, 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.

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ANMF PRIORITIES 2017

Monday 23rd January, 2017

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.

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Come to the Table

Monday 23rd January, 2017

Renowned celebrity cook Maggie Beer is improving the food experience for everyone as they age.

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Death & Dignity: Why voluntary euthanasia is a question of choice

Thursday 24th November, 2016

The prospect of voluntary euthanasia has created strong debate for decades and provoked passionate opinions from both sides of the fence. While not legal in Australia, a recent revived push for national voluntary euthanasia legislation has once again opened up the conversation and nurses have been encouraged to join the debate. Robert Fedele investigates the latest thinking and why more people are supporting voluntary euthanasia and the right to die with dignity. 

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Indigenous nursing and midwifery organisations unify

Thursday 24th November, 2016

A pledge to establish a South Pacific Alliance for First Nations nursing and midwifery organisations is considered the first step towards promoting greater collaboration among peak Indigenous bodies and boosting global identity.

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Nurse Practitioners: The road less travelled

Monday 24th October, 2016

With the Australian healthcare system struggling to keep up with surging demand, nurse practitioners are ideally placed and suited to fulfil the role for which they were envisioned. Natalie Dragon looks at the challenges to realise the NP potential.

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Australia’s refugee health nurses come together

Monday 24th October, 2016

Promoting the value and importance of nurses working with people from refugee backgrounds will form one of the key objectives of a new special interest group established last month for nurses working in the growing field.

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