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Calling for care, dignity and respect in aged care
16 June - Abuse, malnourishment, sitting in faeces...welcome to our aged care nightmare. Up to one in five nursing home residents have been assaulted, two-thirds are malnourished or at risk of malnourishment, many are left to suffer in pain and man
The SA team shaping the global future of nursing and midwifery
16 June - These are exciting times for the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre, which is set to shape the nursing and midwifery professions on a global scale.
Governments and communities urged to act on elder abuse
15 June - Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a day dedicated by the United Nations in 2011 to encourage global opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older generations.
A nursing mother’s relief at the passing of VAD laws
15 June - New voluntary assisted dying (VAD) laws recently passed by South Australia’s Lower House have been embraced by a Murray Bridge family afflicted by a terminal illness.
COVID-19 and the workforce wellbeing of nurses, midwives and care workers
15 June - Results of the largest 2020 COVID-19 survey of Australian nursing, midwifery and care workers has been published by the Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre, in collaboration with the ANMF (SA Branch) and all ANMF branches as well as the ANMF
Midwives fear babies’ lives are at risk at Women’s and Children’s Hospital
11 Jun - Midwives at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital have expressed serious concerns there could be a neonatal death if something is not done about lack of staffing and bed blockages.
VAD Bill set to be law after another historic vote
10 June - It’s 17th time lucky as Voluntary Assisted Dying looks certain to be legalised in South Australia after another overwhelming victory in the state’s Lower House.
Unlike SA, Vics get serious about mental health
10 June - While the Marshall Government dithers on the issue of mental health, the Victorian Government has this week voted to write a new mental health tax into law to rebuild its similarly broken system.
Nurses yet again Australia’s most trusted
9 June - In another year ravaged by COVID, nurses have yet again been rated as the most highly regarded of all professions, their 24th straight Roy Morgan Research Centre survey win.
‘It’s infectious’: How laughter therapy is improving the lives of people with kidney disease on dial
9 June - Can laughter therapy improve the quality of life of people with kidney disease on dialysis? It is a question Paul Bennett, RN and Associate Professor in Nursing at the University of South Australia (UniSA), has been researching for a decade.
Fears Big Pharma is blocking Government support for vaccine waivers
9 June - Academics have told SBS News they fear the influence from pharmaceutical companies is holding the Australian Government back from publicly supporting the waivers for COVID-19 vaccines.
SA hospitals are buckling under the constant strain of chronic under-resourcing
8 June - Yesterday the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) was forced to initiate a 'Major Incident' alert as a result of crushing demand across the hospital network and yet the Health Minister Stephen Wade continues his course of inaction
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