Staffing is key to ending suffering in nursing homes

A Royal Commission into aged care that will investigate negligence, inadequate care and abuse will do little to fix the crisis plaguing the sector unless the government takes action to introduce mandated staffing ratios across the country’s nursing homes, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has argued. “Every day that the government fails to […]

Impact of nurses’ risky drinking behaviours

Nursing and midwifery work can be physically, mentally, and emotionally stressful (Dyrbye et al. 2017). Like many people working in stressful roles, members of this workforce use many strategies to manage the pressures of their professions – both healthy, such as exercise and family activities, and potentially damaging, such as drinking, smoking, and displacement (Happell […]