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Monthly Archives: April 2015

The International Learning Collaborative have launched a website!

Established in 2008 the International Learning Collaborative (ILC) brings together like-minded professionals, academics and healthcare nursing leaders with a common goal to elevate the standard of fundamentals of care around the world. The website is an online platform to demonstrate the work and activity on the go by the ILC. Lead by co-Founder Professor Alison […]

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Mental health and substance services poor in the north

A University of Adelaide study found vital mental health and drug and alcohol services in Adelaide’s northern suburbs are sparse, seriously overloaded, fragmented and difficult to locate, leaving many vulnerable people struggling without help. The recent scoping study was phase 1 of a larger study led by Professor Charlotte de Crespigny and Professor Cherrie Galletly […]

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Rural bursary – the lived experience

At the end of rural placement, this is what Caley has to say… Rural Placement going into second year was an exciting, nervous and scary experience which I was very much looking forward too. For my rural placement I was lucky enough to go to the Waikerie Hospital in the Riverland. This was a great […]

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Singapore students enjoy an amazing race experience

Tamara Barrow, ANSS president, tells us about an event that sounds like a lot of fun… On 2 April, a number of Adelaide Nursing students and 10 Singapore exchange students developed their competitive streak and raced around Adelaide taking “selfies” at each Adelaide icon. After a full 60 minutes, each team came back exhausted but […]

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Alcohol and drug screening needed for the elderly

Concerns surrounding drug and alcohol consumption are widely discussed in relation to youth but, according to a University of Adelaide researcher, there is a need to explore this issue further with older Australians. Dr Lynette Cusack, from the University’s School of Nursing, says the elderly may not consume alcohol in the same quantities as younger […]

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Fundamentals of Care – new book released

Professor Gill Harvey and Professor Alison Kitson have co-authored a new book that updates their seminal work on getting research evidence into practice. The new book ‘Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare: a Facilitation Guide’ has just been published by Routledge and features a revision of the PARIHS (Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services) […]

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