Dr William McBride – Ethics

Dr William McBride – Ethics

As often happens I experienced an intersection between two issues.  I was researching nursing ethics and then read an article published by the ABC written by Dr Norman Swan revisiting his experience of and knowledge about Dr McBride who had recently died (29 June...
New Aged Care Standards

New Aged Care Standards

New Aged Care Standards Considerable media coverage and notification from the Commonwealth Department of Aging has informed us of about the implementation of a Single Aged Care Quality Framework. While no one working in Aged care environments would argue against a...
Fraudulent Nurses

Fraudulent Nurses

Fraudulent Nurses – I was reading an article in an ABC newsletter, “The fake doctors who get away with medical fraud”, by Philippa Martyr, 10 Apr 2018.  The focus was on two cases in Australia, one in Melbourne where the doctor was working in a speciality area...
Social Media and Unsatisfactory Conduct

Social Media and Unsatisfactory Conduct

As often happens a number of discussions and research came together to prompt me to consider a particular matter. I had been given a copy of the Courier Mail article of Sunday January 28th headlined “Anti-vax nurses face music- Disciplinary action possible after...
Positive Feedback

Positive Feedback

I had an unusual experience soon after New Year.  A dear friend had a family member admitted through A&E and later to a mental health unit. It was a fraught time for my friend.  Travelling during the night to reach the hospital took a toll on her delicate health...