Depression A Chronic Problem For Australia

Depression A Chronic Problem For Australia On World Health Day, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is calling for increased support to provide additional training to all nurses in identifying people at risk of depression or suffering from a depressive disorder. “Our profession has highly-trained Mental Health Nurses, but with the prevalence of depression and…

NURSES INTEGRAL TO SUCCESSFUL ROLL-OUT OF HEALTH REFORMS

NURSES INTEGRAL TO SUCCESSFUL ROLL-OUT OF HEALTH REFORMS The Australian College of Nursing believes nurses will have a key role in the implementation of major healthcare reforms announced by the Federal Government yesterday. “The reforms are designed to improve outcomes for people living with chronic disease or complex conditions,” said Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward, CEO…

Keeping The Faith: Nurses And Vaccination Advice

Keeping The Faith: Nurses And Vaccination Advice The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is reminding the nursing profession of how highly Australians respect their advice and of their obligation to provide unbiased clinical evidence to enable patients to make their own informed decision. “Nurses are viewed as the most ethical and honest profession in Australia,…

Celebrating Nurses Being Bold For Change

Celebrating Nurses Being Bold For Change International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the significant changes nursing practice and the nursing workforce have undergone and implemented. “This year’s theme is #BeBoldforChange and the nursing profession has a proud history of being bold to achieve change that improves patient health and safety,” Australian College…

Australian Healthcare Week: Nurses’ Role In Reform

Australian Healthcare Week: Nurses’ Role In Reform The central role nurses have in ensuring the health care system and workforce can keep pace with growing demands and technological change is being recognised at Australian Healthcare Week. From 8-10 March, Australian Healthcare Week brings together over 2,000 health professionals to discuss shifts in the healthcare landscape.…

Reform Benefits Must Be Maximised

Reform Benefits Must Be Maximised The major reform in funding for home care services which starts today, has the potential to improve quality and choice for older Australians – as long as the transition process is effectively managed. “Flexibility, including portability, will be the big wins for consumers,” Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer,…

Nurses Can Help Close The Gap

Nurses Can Help Close The Gap While today’s Closing the Gap report shows some positive signs, particularly in terms of reduced rates of smoking and infant mortality, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) continues to be concerned about the significant disadvantage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face in regard to health outcomes. “Since its…

Honouring Our Brave Colleagues

Honouring Our Brave Colleagues Nurses have a proud, selfless and heroic history of military service, both in times of conflict and peace. “In 1902, the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) was formed when civilian nurses volunteered for wartime military service,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said. Thousands of AANS nurses served…

Take Care Of Self And Others In Heat

Take Care Of Self And Others In Heat With hot weather taking hold across large parts of the country and expected to continue into the weekend, the Australian College of Nursing is calling on people to take precautions to protect their health. “Heat can really impact on a person if they do not take care.…

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australian of the Year Awards recipients

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australian of the Year Awards recipients The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates Australia’s Local Hero, Vicki Jellie, the Young Australian of the Year, Paul Vasileff, the Senior Australian of the Year, Sister Anne Gardiner AM, and the Australian of the Year, Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim. ACN CEO Adjunct…