NURSES RECOGNISE REFUGEE WEEK

NURSES RECOGNISE REFUGEE WEEK Refugee Week is taking place from 18 -24 June to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions they make to Australian society. Coinciding with World Refugee Day (20 June), this year’s theme will once again be “With courage let us all combine” which celebrates the courage…

PLAN TO COMBAT ELDER ABUSE STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION

PLAN TO COMBAT ELDER ABUSE STEP IN RIGHT DIRECTION ACN has applauded a recommendation by the Australian Law Reform Commission to develop a national plan to combat abuse to elderly Australians. The recommendation was handed down as part of the Commission’s report, Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response, released on Wednesday. The report includes…

Nurses to explore future of health care

Nurses to explore future of health care Nurse leaders from around Western Australia will come together tomorrow to discuss priorities for future health reform with Deputy Premier and Minister for Health; Mental Health, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA. “We are pleased to have this opportunity to hear directly from the new Minister for Health and…

ACN expresses condolences

ACN expresses condolences The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is saddened to hear of the tragic death of South Australian nurse Kirsty Boden in the London Bridge terrorist attack. Described by colleagues as ‘one in a million’ who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care, it is reported that Kirsty died…

ACN Concerned Over Incidence Of Premature And Potentially Preventable Deaths Of Nursing Home Residents

ACN Concerned Over Incidence Of Premature And Potentially Preventable Deaths Of Nursing Home Residents Research published in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) titled ‘Premature deaths of nursing home residents: an epidemiological analysis’ identifies a rise in premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents across Australia over the past 13 years. “The research…

ACN Attends 3rd Migrant And Refugee Women’s Health partnership Meeting

ACN ATTENDS 3RD MIGRANT AND REFUGEE WOMEN’S HEALTH PARTNERSHIP MEETING The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) attended the third Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership meeting in Melbourne last week. The Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership was officially launched in November 2016. The Partnership is a national initiative bringing together health professionals and community…

ACN Recognises National Reconciliation Week

ACN Recognises National Reconciliation Week National Reconciliation Week, taking place between 27 May – 3 June, commemorates two significant dates that start to address matters of healing, including the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision on Native Title. The Bringing them Home report, released in May 1997, recognised the…

Nurses Welcome palliAGED Website

Nurses Welcome palliAGED Website The Australian College of Nursing welcomes today’s launch of the palliAGED website by the Federal Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP and joins the Minister in congratulating Flinders University and CareSearch on this welcome initiative. Alarmingly, whilst around 70% of Australians would prefer to…