Australia's health workforce series: nurses in focus


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Health Workforce Australia (HWA)


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...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Workforce development; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Employment; Gender; Migration; Demographics; Statistics

Keywords: Skilled worker; Migrants; Skilled migration; Geographic distribution; Labour demand; Labour force; Labour supply

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

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

Physical description: 49 p.

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Also called: Nurses in focus

ISBN: 9780987470126

Resource type: Industry information

Document number: TD/TNC 113.542

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