Posted by admin | Posted in health care | Posted on 01-06-2012-05-2008
As per recent reports, it has been revealed that life expectancy across Australia is on rise. Women have more chances to live longer then and senior citizen above 65 years can expect to live two decades more. however, it has not been said that quality of life will also improve, which means that more number of people will be getting diagnosed with chronic illnesses.
This has led experts to think that Australia has already been facing a lot of staff shortage and if the pattern continues then it will become a grave problem in eth coming time. Nurses have a key role to play in the health care, as they are the ones, who will have to take care of patients.
It has lead experts to reach at a conclusion that they need to recruit more nurses, and also to train more people for the nursing profession. some of the things, which need to be understood by the nurses, are principles of palliative care and its application among elderly.
Stress needs to be given at old age care. by 2041, more than one-fifth of the Australian population will be aged over 65 and before that it has to be made sure that there is enough nursing pool with the country to take care of them.