Nursing Now roadshows

ABOUT THE EVENT Topic: The triple impact of nursing: better health, greater gender equality and stronger economies Synopsis: In September 2015 the nations of the world signed up to the ambitious goal of ensuring that everyone in the world should have access to health care — universal health coverage — and that nobody should be left…

ACN endorses decriminalisation of abortion

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) supports the introduction of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 which seeks to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales. “New South Wales is the last remaining state in the country where women can be criminalised for their reproductive rights,” said Australian College of Nursing CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie…

Wollongong academic makes nursing history with medal win

University of Wollongong (UOW) academic Professor Elizabeth (Liz) Halcomb FACN has become the first nurse to be awarded the prestigious Bridges-Webb Medal. The annual award recognises members of the Australasian Association for Academic Primary Care who have made internationally significant teaching and/or research contributions to academic primary care. Of the eleven previous medal winners, ten…

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Calling for more nurses in aged care

By Professor Deborah Parker MACN As we grow older, the more our health care needs get increasingly complex. In order to adequately meet these needs, we require a sustainable health system which will ensure that those who are most vulnerable in our communities are not slipping through the cracks. The Royal Commission into Aged Care…