Could ‘virtual nurses’ be the answer to aged care staffing woes? Dream on

Former Health Department Chief Martin Bowles has reportedly proposed “virtual nurses” could help address the shortage of nurses in aged care. This might involve remote, possibly artificial intelligence-assisted, virtual care, rather than physical nurse presence, to assist nursing homes to meet new legislative requirements to have a registered nurse present 24/7. There are clear opportunities […]

Tai Chi: Body & mind medicine program for Australian nurses’ mental wellbeing

Australian nurses have experienced higher anxiety levels during the COVID-19 pandemic than before. This may have affected their long-term mental health and intention to stay in the profession, resulting in a workforce shortage that impacts the health system and community. Management is urgently required to improve nurses’ wellbeing. Tai Chi is a moderate exercise known […]