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Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 14:40

Nurses welcome fairer and more equal Australia

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates the Australian Parliament on the passage of same-sex marriage legislation yesterday, which stipulates that the right to marry in Australia will not be determined by sex or gender.

“ACN would like to acknowledge the determined effort of so many people who have long campaigned for...

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Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 14:08

Adoption of Code of Ethics will support nurse decision-making

Nurses and midwives around Australia will have clearer guidance when faced with making ethical decisions, following agreement by the country’s leading nursing organisations to adopt the International Council of Nurses’ Code of Ethics for Nurses (ICN Ethics) and the International Confederation of Midwives Code of Ethics for Midwives (ICM Ethics).

Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 12:11

Dignity and choice vital for end-of-life care

Nurses have identified an urgent need for Australia to have a serious and comprehensive conversation about supporting individual patient choice when it comes to end-of-life decision making.

Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 16:30

Gender equality improving, but more work to be done

ACN welcomes the findings from the fourth gender equality scorecard released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

Friday, 17 November, 2017 - 16:25

ACN encouraged by the report of the Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory

ACN is encouraged by the recommendations made in the Report of the Royal Commission and Board of Inquiry into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. ACN supported the establishment of the Royal Commission following Four Corners’ investigation into the happenings at the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin, which showed the...

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Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 16:32

Investment gives rural Victorians more end-of-life care options

ACN welcomes the Victorian Government’s commitment to expanding palliative care choices for all Victorians.

“During our National Nursing Forum earlier this year, we called on all governments to invest in initiatives to support the many Australians who wish to die with dignity in their own home surrounded by loved ones,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward...

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Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 - 13:08

Nurses welcome vote for equality

ACN has welcomed the result of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey showing that the overwhelming majority of Australians support marriage equality.

Of the nearly 8 out of 10 eligible Australians who expressed their view, 61.6% responded Yes and all states and territories recorded a majority Yes response.

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 18:40

ACN Shines A Light On World Diabetes Day

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) recognises the importance of diabetes awareness and advocacy on World Diabetes Day (WDD) today. The theme for this year’s WDD is Women and Diabetes. This year’s campaign highlights the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management...

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Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 - 09:00

Nurses Have A Key Role In The Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

The key role of nurses in combating the urgent global health problem of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) must be highlighted during Antibiotic Awareness Week.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified AMR as an increasingly serious threat to global public health that requires whole of government and cross-sectoral action. AMR threatens the effective prevention and treatment of an...

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Monday, 13 November, 2017 - 21:30

Nurses Applaud Recognition Of Climate And Health

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) applauds today’s announcement by one of Australia's biggest health insurers, Medibank, to reduce its exposure to carbon intensive assets and invest $25 million in green bonds for carbon reducing and environmentally responsible projects.

In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange explaining why it would transition to low-carbon  investments in...

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