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View Source Professor Deborah Parker, in conjunction with Professor Kate Stevens (lead investigator) from the MARCs Institute and Ms Janice Stokes from Sydney West Baptist Care, has been awarded one of 26 collaborative research grants by the Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC).
Most of us have needed a 'drip' during a stay in hospital. Worldwide, around 50% of patients admitted to hospitals require the insertion of a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC)—the technical name for the 'drip'—to receive IV fluids, medications or blood as part of a normal procedure.
Women are at greater risk of poor oral health during pregnancy due to hormonal variations, changes to their diet, and morning sickness. This heightened risk may have serious consequences for the baby, with evidence suggesting that poor oral health during pregnancy may lead to increased pre-term births and lower birth weights—particularly for women from lower socio economic backgrounds.
It's critical that residential aged care is equipped to care for the old and dying, but insufficient resources and workforce issues add to the challenge, writes Deborah Parker.
Western Sydney University Bachelor of Nursing Graduate entry students got up close and personal with some of the country's finest critters during the School of Nursing and Midwifery's annual pre-Australia Day BBQ.
Ranked in the top 100 in the World for Nursing QS World University Rankings by Subject
Research Grants Awarded Australian Research Council
Funding top 20 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Universities in the world Times higher education
Western Sydney University has been ranked Australia's highest ranked Nursing School, in this year's CWUR Rankings by Subject.
Western Sydney University has been ranked in the Top 100 Universities for Nursing, in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.
In the News
School of Nursing and Midwifery recent media:
- Western Sydney University students celebrate Australia Day - Hawkesbury Gazette (opens in a new window)
- Their nursing careers beginning in Lithgow - Lithgow Mercury (opens in a new window)
- Western Sydney Students on a pathway career - Lithgow Mercury (opens in a new window)