Educators must step up to prepare nursing and midwifery students for work in a climate emergency

Climate change is not a ‘future’ problem – it is impacting the health and wellbeing of the community now. With increasing frequency, droughts, floods, fire, and air pollution, resulting in respiratory disease, vector-borne disease, death, physical injuries, and mental health deterioration, are having a detrimental impact on health.1 Although a global issue, climate change effects […]

Save our planet Protect our health

The climate crisis is here. But there is still time to avert disaster if we take action now The climate crisis predicted to happen sometime in the future has arrived. The fallout is evident, with poorer health, and wellbeing outcomes and environmental changes that sustains life. Science informs us if we continue along this trajectory, […]

Plant-based for the planet

We are in the midst of a climate crisis. Almost half of the world’s forests have been cut down, four hundred billion tonnes of ice are melting every year, sea levels and temperatures are rising, weather patterns have become unstable, rainfall is decreasing, and global emissions are rapidly increasing. Across 185 countries there have been […]

ANMF Priorities 2019

In 2019, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) will lead the way on a wide range of issues facing nursing, midwifery and the broader community. An impending federal election will see the ANMF ramp up pressure on federal politicians to legislate minimum staffing ratios in aged care through its national public awareness campaign – […]