PROFILE: Person centred care and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the care of older people have been motivating philosophies throughout Catherine Brown’s 30-year nursing career.
This Melbourne aged care facility has seen complaints about medications fall from more than 10 per year to zero, combined with an 80 per cent reduction in concerns from family.
The tendency to look for quick-fix solutions has fuelled the overuse of antipsychotics in dementia care but a shift away from pharmacological interventions in aged care is now underway, according to experts.
Australia’s only specialist palliative care nurse practitioner employed by an aged care provider, Peter Jenkin is making a significant contribution to his organisation.
Local and international nurse practitioners discussed the professional milestones and ongoing challenges facing the profession including funding and training issues at a recent RDNS masterclass.
QUT has just launched a new bulk-billed, nurse practitioner service for seniors living with a chronic disease.
Minister Butler has announced an $18.7 million federal government investment to expand the role of nurse practitioners in residential and community-based care.
A manager from an aged and community care organisation has been recognised as the top nursing leader in Queensland.
New Commonwealth legislation, made effective yesterday, will encourage GPs and nurse practitioners to work together to deliver a collaborative approach to patient care.
Canberra is preparing to decide whether nurse practitioners will be able to access the MBS and PBF.
A decision in the ACT has brought out divided opinions about the role of nurse practitioners in primary healthcare.