Kissing a Patient!

Kissing a Patient!

Some time ago a colleague shared an article from nurse.com an American newsletter that reported “Does staff member’s kiss of resident violate CMS regulations?”  This is the USA monitoring authority for aged care facilities. At first glance my immediate response to the...
Nurses in Crisis

Nurses in Crisis

Often after providing a lecture or webinar about bullying in nursing, employment contracts of Fair Work legislation, contact is made by a member who is experiencing the catastrophe of work injury, termination or ongoing unemployment attributed to previous injury or...
Criminal Health Carers

Criminal Health Carers

Sometimes it seems that there is a cascade of items, similar and worrying that catches attention in a short time.  That was this week’s experience for me. The first news item that gave me pause was a story in Queensland about a 77 year old woman admitted to hospital...
Aged Care Enquiry!

Aged Care Enquiry!

You are probably aware of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, there are occasional media reports on the progress of the hearings.  Like most Royal Commissions this one was triggered by an outcry.  The horrors of the abuses at Oakden Nursing Home...
End of Life Law

End of Life Law

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) will come into force in Victoria in June 2019, becoming the first law in Australia since the rescinded NT legislation to permit voluntary assisted dying.  This is only the tip of the iceberg as in Western Australia a Bill to...
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