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management backdown averts PR blunder

Staffing win at new Bathurst Hospital: management backdown averts PR blunder NSW Health narrowly avoided a public relations embarrassment in the shape of a nurses’ stop-work meeting on the opening day of Bathurst’s new $97 million hospital. Nurses agreed to call off a stoppage scheduled for Monday 21 January after management of Greater Western Area […]

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Women still losing out, here and abroad

Women still losing out, here and abroad [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One day a year women’s issues take centre stage-8 March, International Women’s Day. It seems the rest of the year we are less visible. When the new member for Bennelong, Maxine McKew, made her maiden speech to Federal Parliament, she drew attention to the continuing inequities […]

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A sharp sense of humour and a warm heart: Tony Dobson

A sharp sense of humour and a warm heart: Tony Dobson Ian O’Dea NSWNA members will be saddened to learn of the untimely death of Tony Dobson. A long-time member of the Association including a period as delegate for Rankin Park Hospital in Newcastle, Tony is remembered as a nurse who cared more for the […]

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Williams Obstetrics

Williams Obstetrics Williams Obstetrics (22nd edition) by F. Gary Cunningham, Kenneth J. Leveno, Steven L. Bloom, John C. Hauth Larry Gilstrap and Katherine D. Wenstrom, McGraw-Hill (Medical Publishing Division), RRP $182.95: ISBN 0-07-141315-4 Rigorously referenced and cohesively written, the hallmarks of Williams Obstetrics are its thoroughness and practical applicability for the obstetrician at the bedside. […]

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Nurses most respected profession

Nurses most respected profession It will come as no surprise to members that the nursing profession has once again hit first place as the highly ethical and honest career path in a recent Morgan Poll. The annual Image of Professions survey indicated that 91% of people surveyed believe nurses are honest and ethical workers. Nurses […]

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industry superannuation is one of the great success stories of the Australian trade union movement. But the federal government’s ‘choice of fund’ laws threaten this gain for working families

Industry super funds under threat: industry superannuation is one of the great success stories of the Australian trade union movement. But the federal government’s ‘choice of fund’ laws threaten this gain for working families While the federal government’s assault on workers’ rights through WorkChoices has been well documented, another war, less visible to the public, […]

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Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions

Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions Jeannette Bromfield Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions (3rd edition) by Jan Walker, Sheila Payne, Paula Smith and Nikki Jarrett, McGraw-Hill Australia, RRP $70.00 : ISBN: 978033 Q23862 [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Psychology for Nurses and the Caring Professions has been comprehensively updated to include new notional concepts and […]