Nurses welcome recommendations from report on quality of care in residential aged care facilities

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) commends the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport for acknowledging the important and central role nurses have in providing care to older Australians. “ACN welcomes the release of the Report on the Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia,” Australian College…

How can you be a ‘nurse advocate’ for the effects of climate change on health?

Climate change is a health issue. As the globe becomes warmer and the climate alters, it negatively affects social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. With the projection of an additional 250,000 additional deaths per year from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress between 2030…

Symposium marks 40 years since the WHO’s Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care

by Stefan Wythes, ACN Policy Officer   On 12 September, ACN Policy staff attended a symposium hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and organised by the Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity based at Flinders University in South Australia. The symposium gave participants the chance to hear from international and Australian experts on…