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Surviving shift work

Nursing is a round-the-clock job, and when other staff go home at 5 p.m. the night shift nurses are there with only their skills and colleagues to count on. The duties and responsibilities are no different for a nurse that works during the day or overnight, but shift work does present unique challenges. The workplace atmosphere and schedule at night require a significant adjustment to a nurse’s daily routine and personal life.


Queensland is the melanoma capital of the world

Melanoma is the least common but most serious type of skin cancer in Australia, and Queensland has the dubious honour of having more people die from melanoma than anywhere else in the nation. More than 3,600 people are estimated to be diagnosed with melanoma in Queensland every year (an incidence rate of 71 cases per 100,000). A recent Cancer Council Queensland study though shows that incidence rates for invasive melanomas have started to stabilise or fall.


Movember Makes a Difference in Men's Lives

Most readers will know that November is synonymous with the Movember fundraising and awareness campaign for men’s health. Prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention – serious topics in Movember’s sights that have a direct effect on the length and quality of men’s lives. This month also marks a special milestone for one of the management team of CKN, Steve McKee, who had surgery for prostate cancer 12 months ago. This is his story.


Clinician Profile - Matt Page, Principal Project Officer, Telehealth Support Unit

CKN spoke with Matt Page, Principal Project Officer in the Telehealth Support Unit, part of the Healthcare Improvement Unit (HIU) in the Clinical Excellence Division. Matt is a regular user of CKN. We asked Matt to provide a bit of background about himself and for his thoughts about CKN.