Symposium marks 40 years since the WHO’s Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care

by Stefan Wythes, ACN Policy Officer   On 12 September, ACN Policy staff attended a symposium hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and organised by the Southgate Institute for Health, Society & Equity based at Flinders University in South Australia. The symposium gave participants the chance to hear from international and Australian experts on…

Disaster nursing: Are you really prepared and have you asked the right questions? (PART 2)

by Matt Luther FACN Disaster nursing: Are you really prepared and have you asked the right questions? (PART 1) provided an overview of disasters and the role of nursing, Part 2 below introduces international perspectives on preparedness for disaster nursing. Let us know what you think in the comments. Projecting into the international disaster response space, Hammad…

Disaster nursing: Are you really prepared and have you asked the right questions? (PART 1)

by Matt Luther FACN The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses all recognise the important role that nurses have in disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Despite this, formal preparation, maintenance and positions for such nursing functions remain inconsistent. Further complicating this is the concept and frequent assumption…