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 […]

Engaging nurses and midwives with evidence based healthcare

At the February 2018 Australian Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting, state and territory leaders met to discuss future national public hospital funding and healthcare reform. Key strategic areas were focussed upon including the need to drive best practice and performance in healthcare using data and research. It is widely recognised that safe, effective, affordable, […]