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Nursing

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Palliative Care Week

Registered nurse Jennifer Hewett tells us about how she cared for a family member in her Gold Coast home with the support of Anglicare Southern Queensland’s palliative care team members: “They were there with us, hand in hand, explaining why things were happening and how we could better manage his symptoms”

Video Rebecca RN from Roma Video

International Nurses Day

“I feel real passionate about nursing and looking after people…I’ve got a great satisfaction of going home at the end of the day knowing that I’ve helped all my clients,” says Anglicare Southern Queensland registered nurse Rebecca from Roma

"...studies show that the life expectancy gap between non-Indigenous and Indigenous populations is widening...To effectively close the health and life expectancy gap, Aboriginal peoples in rural and remote contexts require a culturally safe and reliable grassroots channel to communicate their unique needs," (Sue Cooke, Anglicare Southern Queensland CEO and registered nurse)
Justice & Advocacy

Why I am voting “yes” in the referendum: Sue Cooke

“In order to effectively close the health and life expectancy gap, Aboriginal peoples in rural and remote contexts need a culturally safe and reliable grassroots channel to communicate their unique needs. This is one of the reasons I will be voting ‘yes’ for the Voice to Parliament,” says Anglicare Southern Queensland CEO and registered nurse Sue Cooke

Features

To Moldova with love

“The local Moldovans were Christians from different denominations. Their willingness to risk their lives for fellow Moldovans and Ukrainian refugees set a new bar for servant leadership. I was also inspired by how they banded together despite their theological or liturgical differences to focus on what was important – caring for others,” says Gold Coast nurse-paramedic and Christian Helen Zahos

Features

Nurse’s nerves of steel: to Ukraine and back again

“When I explained that I had volunteered in Ukraine as a nurse-paramedic, after a thoughtful pause the reporter asked…’Are you a believer?’ When I replied, ‘Yes’, his response was, ‘I figured. Nobody would go into a dangerous warzone as a volunteer unless they had faith,’” says Gold Coast nurse-paramedic Helen Zahos

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National Palliative Care Week: catching up with Clinical Care Coordinator, Teryna

Palliative care is important for helping someone leave this life in the best way possible. For patients, it’s about a pain-free and peaceful departure. Knowing that their loved one is at peace in their final stages of life can also help relieve the anxiety families may feel about their imminent loss. Thank you to all palliative care staff for the important work that you do!