Do you want to understand COVID 19 from an Aged Care Perspective?

Do you want to understand COVID 19 from an Aged Care Perspective? I am sure like most of us we are overwhelmed with information about the COVID 19 situation.  I am going to attempt to summarise and pull together all of the current relevant information being presented by the news media and the...

Update on Royal Commission Activities

Update on Royal Commission Activities The Royal Commission hearings have changed to discussion workshops.  The first panel workshop was held in Adelaide  (11 February 2020) and focused on Redesigning the Aged Care System. In the past, the Commission has focused on issues within the sector whereas...

Why is Nursing Culture Important

Why is Nursing Culture Important Nicole Nash-Arnold from Nurse Manager HQ is our second cohost of This Nursing Life podcast. Nic’s all-consuming passion is nursing culture. We used to be great at camaraderie. We used to be excellent at having fun, breaking rules and suffering the wrath of...

Why is the Mind-Gut Connection So Powerful?

Why is the Mind-Gut Connection So Powerful? In February this year, the first-ever population-level study on the link between gut bacteria and mental health showed that the prevalence or absence of specific bacteria in the gut is linked to depression. The study, carried out by researchers at the...

Latest Report on Rural and Remote Health in Australia

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Clinical Governance

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Stress

The work of nurses, midwives and students is stressful. The good news is we can help you to identify your stressors and manage them before they have a negative effect on your health. If you are concerned about stress and would like some support you can call our confidential support line 24/7 on...

The Mental Health of Health Professionals: Suicide and Substance Abuse

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine has recently published a poignant article which I have enclosed  regarding the mental health of our own profession- healthcare professionals. You can access the cases referenced in this commentary here>> The enclosed expert commentary on the topic...

Surviving to thriving in 10 steps!

‘An empty lantern shines no light, self-care is the fuel that allows your light to shine brightly’ — unknown. Do you find yourself consistently meeting the needs of a roster that just keeps pulling you in: your friends, your family, the children's school, the local footy or netball team, giving...

Anxiety!

Anxiety disorders are when anxious feelings do not go away. They are very common and affect one in every four Australians at some point in their lifetime. If you would like a hand dealing with anxiety, and would like to chat to someone you can call our confidential support line 24/7 on 1800 667...

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Professional Boundaries

According to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Professional boundaries allow nurses, the person and the person’s nominated partners, family and friends, to engage safely and effectively in professional relationships, including where care involves personal and/or intimate contact.

Psychotropic Medicines in Dementia

Psychotropic Medicines in Dementia There has been much discussion regarding the management of behaviours displayed by some persons who have a dementing illness. Indeed, there are a number of articles that identify that the behaviour may be from changes occurring in...

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