Nurse awarded peace prize for passionate advocacy

A trailblazing Australian nurse has been recognised for her passionate advocacy for peace in the Middle East, as well as her dedication and care for the refugees and innocent victims of conflict. APHEDA co-founder, nurse and advocate for refugee and women’s rights, Dr Helen McCue AM has been awarded winner of the 2023-2024 Jerusalem (Al […]

Bring back the arvo nap to combat summer heat

Having an arvo nap may be better for your health than cranking up the air con to combat the heat this summer. Too much air conditioning may be harming our health, according to a study led by researchers at the Australian National University (ANU). Despite spending substantially more time in air-conditioned spaces over the past […]

How the Northern Territory trailblazed Australia’s voluntary assisted dying laws

In 1995, the Northern Territory made history by becoming the first place in the world to legalise voluntary assisted dying after a private member’s Bill, championed by then Chief Minister Marshall Perron, secured a 15-10 vote in the early morning hours after intense deliberation in Parliament. Following its implementation in 1996, only four people facing […]

ANMF launches landmark Nurses Award work value case

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has filed a landmark application at the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to increase award wages for frontline nurses, midwives, and assistants in nursing (AINs), by up to 35%. The application seeks to vary the Nurses Award and is made on the basis that the work of nurses and […]

Primary health care nurses campaign to work to full scope of practice

Primary health care nurses are calling on policymakers to better utilise nurses in the sector by enabling them to work to their full scope of practice. On today’s inaugural Primary Health Care Nurses Day, established to highlight the pivotal work nurses carry out across the sector, Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) leaders, including […]

What do nurse practitioners think about registered nurse (RN) prescribing?

While acknowledging that Registered Nurse (RN) prescribing offers an opportunity to potentially improve patient access to medicines and enhance healthcare system efficiency, many nurse practitioners remain equally concerned about how it will be implemented, possible role ambiguity, and patient safety, a recent study has revealed. The survey of 229 Australian nurse practitioners, about 10% of […]

Midwife pilot inspires next generation of nurses and midwives to aim high

“My advice for those that are starting out is that you’ve got to believe in yourself,” says midwife, helicopter pilot and CEO Captain Jan Becker who has spent years saving babies’ lives in Africa. Dr Becker gave some advice to those starting out in nursing and midwifery as she graduated in early October with a […]

Emergency Department nurses of Flinders Medical Centre drive wellbeing initiatives

Each Friday, nurses working in the Emergency Department at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia don vibrant scrubs to uplift the mood in the consistently hectic and high-stress ward. This uncomplicated gesture to boost morale is just one of numerous initiatives led by ED nurses to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of staff members. […]