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ACN's blog on nursing practice, policy developments and professional issues

Clinical supervision in a large teaching hospital: the dawn of a new era

by Katherine Schaffarczyk MACN, Nurse Educator, Westmead Hospital, Sydney   Overview of the literature There is evidence that clinical supervision has been practiced since the early days of Freud, with small groups gathering to discuss and review each other’s work (Carroll, 2007). In the late 19th century in the United States, clinical supervision was introduced for social…

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An opportunity for nurses to take up a challenging new role: Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist

by Julie Mortley MACN, Clinical Documentation Specialist   As I look back on my nursing career I feel eternally grateful to the profession for the opportunities and experiences it has given me. More than ten years ago I left Australia to work overseas and transitioned into the roles of case management and clinical documentation improvement (CDI). In…

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Safe and ethical practice: Administering cosmetic treatment and cosmetic procedures

The public and health professionals have raised concerns about unsafe and unethical practices in clinics providing cosmetic procedures. In some cases, this has prompted the issue of public warnings. With nurses both working in clinics that provide cosmetic procedures as well as delivering cosmetic procedures, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is supporting steps to…

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Determining health priorities for nurses at another successful ACN Policy Summit

The admiration patients have for nurses is humbling and inspiring, yet when it comes to being comprehensively consulted on health care issues, nurses are battling for recognition. The Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) second annual Policy Summit in Canberra was designed to prepare nurses for seats at the policy-making table, and to recognise the constantly…

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Honouring our past – nurses to be commemorated in the 2018 Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremony

In order to reflect and remember the stories of individual Australians on the Australian War Memorial’s (AWM) Honour Roll, the AWM holds daily Last Post Ceremonies, choosing one particular man or woman to commemorate each afternoon at 4.55pm.   The 2018 schedule for the Australian War Memorial Last Post Ceremonies includes seven Australian service nurses.…

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Disaster nursing: Are you really prepared and have you asked the right questions? (PART 2)

by Matt Luther FACN Disaster nursing: Are you really prepared and have you asked the right questions? (PART 1) provided an overview of disasters and the role of nursing, Part 2 below introduces international perspectives on preparedness for disaster nursing. Let us know what you think in the comments. Projecting into the international disaster response space, Hammad…

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Disaster nursing: Are you really prepared and have you asked the right questions? (PART 1)

by Matt Luther FACN The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses all recognise the important role that nurses have in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Despite this, formal preparation, maintenance and positions for such nursing functions remain inconsistent. Further complicating this is the concept and frequent assumption…

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International Women’s Day 2018 : Which woman is your inspiration and why?

Here at the ACN, we are committed to championing for women’s equality, celebrate women’s achievements and challenge stereotypes and bias – goals that all align with this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) theme of #PressforProgress. More locally, the staff at ACN was asked the question ‘Which woman is your inspiration and why?” Below are some…

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Global nursing roles: The threat of nuclear war and nursing implications on a global scale

By Amanda J. Ruler MACN   The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has estimated that global military expenditure was $1,676 billion in 2015 – about 2.3% of the world’s total gross domestic product (GDP) (2016). Likewise, Wright (2011) reported that total global nuclear weapons spending in 2011 was estimated as $104.9 billion, a significant proportion…

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition is alarmingly poor, new review reports

New evidence shows that poor diet is directly or indirectly linked to five out of seven leading risk factors contributing to the unequal health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-Indigenous Australians. In light of this, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has published a new Review of nutrition among Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

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Welcome to your new NurseClick!

We’re excited to relaunch ACN’s monthly e-magazine, NurseClick in blog format. While we’ve loved bringing you the jam-packed PDF e-magazine over the last five years, it’s time to adapt NurseClick to the contemporary online setting. The blog, will remain as NurseClick, and the fantastic, thought-provoking content that we’ve always published on nursing practice, policy developments…

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