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Aug 2017

International Healthcare Worker Migration Affects Nursing Staff

Published in General on August 28, 2017

The proportion of foreign-schooled nurses in almost all OECD countries is significantly less than that of foreign-trained doctors. But, the number of nurses to doctors is much lower anyway, so the number of nurses schooled in foreign countries is likely greater than the number of doctors who also trained abroad. OECD countries have varying numbers of nurses trained outside t...

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Aug 2017

Growing Shortage of Doctors in Some OECD Countries

Published in General on August 24, 2017

The migration of doctors and healthcare workers worldwide isn’t a new issue, but it has garnered attention recently because it might lead to shortages of skilled workers in certain locations, especially in still-developing countries that already deal with workforce shortages. The World Health Assembly adopted the Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of...

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21

Aug 2017

Winners of Best Business Idea From St George's Bank

Published in News on August 21, 2017

Robert Quinn spent 200 days in a hospital bed following his liver transplant. The reason? His medical staff needed to monitor his vital signs. But this time gave Quinn plenty of thinking time and sparked a new and exciting addition to his career. “I was just lying there, and I realized basically the only reason I was there is because they needed to monitor my vitals,&r...

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10

Aug 2017

The Next Level for the RCH Immunisation Team

Published in News on August 10, 2017

Immunisation should be an important part of any child’s health care. Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) staff member Sonja Elia is now an endorsed nurse practitioner with a specialization in immunisation. She is one of only three nurse practitioners in the field of immunisation in Australia, and this is a first for the RCH immunisation team. Sonj...

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07

Aug 2017

Ins and Outs of Asthma

Published in General on August 07, 2017

An estimated 2.5 million Australians suffer from asthma, many of them children. But it’s a difficult condition to diagnose in young children. Joanne Grindlay, deputy director of Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) Emergency Department, says, “Most children have what we call viral-induced wheeze. Some of those children go on to have asthma and l...

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Aug 2017

Is HIV-Free Child Sign of a Cure?

Published in General on August 03, 2017

In years past, when a baby was born with HIV, it was a certain death sentence. Think actor Paul Michael Glaser’s daughter Ariel, who was born with HIV from a tainted blood transfusion her mother received. Both eventually succumbed a few years later. Flash forward to present day, when a few babies born with HIV who receive early treatment at high doses are considered HI...

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01

Aug 2017

Finally, An Affordable Cure for Hepatitis C

Published in News on August 01, 2017

You’ve probably seen the ads on television talking about Hepatitis C. The World Health Organization estimates over 71 million people globally have Hep C and that 95% of those patients can be cured using expensive antiviral medications. Now, the more than 200,000 people in Australia who suffer from Hep C might be able to afford a brand-new and effective treatment. Healt...

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