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Introduction: The Nursing Crisis




This echapter provides a fascinating yet intellectually stimulating perspective on the current situation of nursing. Whilst this topic is naturally extensive, Ms Wellings approaches and discusses it with a mature and logical manne; resulting in an evidence-based sociological exploration.


Contents include

  • The definition of 'nurse'
  • The 'nurse' brand
  • The nurse exodus; &
  • The ageing workforce; (amongst other things)...
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Author / Editor Biographies

RN, BA (Hons) and GradDip Geront
Cynthea Wellings was educated as a registered nurse at the Royal London Hospital, England, Cynthea Wellings migrated to Australia in 1981. Her extensive nursing experience, both in England and Australia, involved working in community and general hospital settings, as well as a short period in mental health nursing. Her passion, however, was always trauma nursing. After completing postgraduate qualifications in gerontology nursing, Cynthea focused her attention on continence promotion becoming a founding member of the Continence Foundation of Australia, and co-authoring a bestselling book about...

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