Forum hears primary care nurse workforce a priority

Forum hears primary care nurse workforce a priority An ageing population, increases in chronic disease and a shortage of nurses are some of the biggest challenges facing Australia’s health system. Acknowledgement, support and continued investment in Community and Primary Health Care is needed to address recruitment and retention issues of nurses as well as measures…

Nurses advocate for changes to Dying with Dignity Bill

Nurses advocate for changes to Dying with Dignity Bill The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has welcomed this Bill but also recommends that greater consideration be given to the role of nurses in end-of-life care, and the context and settings in which dying with dignity services are provided, in the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill 2014.…

FGM Learning – a valuable resource related to female genital mutilation

FGM Learning – a valuable resource related to female genital mutilation The Australian College of Nursing (ACN), in conjunction with the Australian College of Midwives (ACM), have today officially launched FGM Learning, a website for nurses, midwives and other health professionals who work with women and girls affected by, or at risk of, female genital mutilation (FGM). Adjunct Professor…

Medicare co-payment defies universal health coverage says Australian College of Nursing

Medicare co-payment defies universal health coverage says Australian College of Nursing While global efforts are being made to encourage nations to develop universal health coverage (UHC), the introduction of the proposed co-payment for a GP visit announced in the recent Federal Budget shows that Australia is undermining widespread access to health care; something which has the potential to adversely…