The art of listening

Supporting people who live with diabetes and obesity Leigh Spokes FACN As you begin reading this piece let me first make a disclaimer. It will not contain clinical references or fancy graphs with beautifully gathered statistics. What it will contain is my real life experiences of supporting people with diabetes and obesity. It can be…

Neonatal respiratory outcomes

Combating chronic lung disease in prematurely born infants Trish Lowe MACN, ACN Nurse Educator Of the 310,330 live babies born in Australia in 2014, approximately 91% were born at term (37–41 weeks) and 9% were pre-term (before 37 completed weeks’ gestation) (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) 2016, p. 4). Premature birth is associated…

Nursing Matters

The power of professional dialogue Elizabeth Matters FACN The first recorded evidence of my ambition to become a nurse was at four years old in one of those school record books, which has pockets to save your school related memorabilia. To be honest, it seems that junior Matters really wanted to be a vet nurse…