Australia's health workforce series: nurses in focus

The health environment nurses operate in is changing, and nursing roles have, and are, continuing to evolve to match the environment. There is an ongoing trend for increasing hospital admissions, reduced lengths of stay, increased acuity and greater use of technology. More care and more complex care is being provided in the community, additional aged care beds are being opened and nurses are taking on more roles and more diverse roles. As well as providing care, the nursing role encompasses health promotion and prevention, education and management and for nurse practitioners, extends to provid ... Show more

Corporate authors: Health Workforce Australia (HWA)

Published: Adelaide, South Australia, Health Workforce Australia, 2013

Resource type: Industry information

Physical description: 49 p.

Access item: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/133228/20150419-0017/www.hwa.gov.au/sites/default/files/Nurses-in-Focus-FINAL.pdf

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