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...
The Role of Gravity In Later Life

The Role of Gravity In Later Life

Gravity has a lot going for it. It is a force for good – it keeps our feet on the ground, and enables us to sit in chairs, to lie in bed and even to keep our food down. We normally wouldn’t want to do without it. In later life, however, it can be a force for bad. When...
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...