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Hospital in hot water over YouTube video of rectal surgery

MANILA (AFP) — Staff at a Philippine government hospital are under investigation after a former patient threatened a lawsuit over a YouTube video clip of his rectal surgery, officials said Thursday. The clip showed hospital staff, including nurses and surgeons, laughing and cheering as a blue canister was removed from Read more »

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Indicted nurses get support

BY MICHAEL AMON AND RIDGELY OCHS The American Nurses Association, the nation’s largest nurses group, and the New York State Nurses Association said they will jointly file a friend-of-the-court brief today in support of dismissing criminal charges against 10 Filipino nurses and their former lawyer. Last week the state Appellate Read more »

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Filipino nurses wanted in Australia, Compensation of P1.9M a year awaits interested applicants

By Erly C. Garcia – the news today online edition Good news to Filipino registered nurses (RN), licensed practical nurses (LPN) or midwives. The Australian government is dire need of nurses thus seeking applicants from the Philippines. Jenny Anastasi, Program Director of Central Queensland University (CQU) based in Australia, said Read more »

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Nurse aims for limits on back-breaking work

By TERENCE SHEPHERD FLORIDA – Martha Baker is getting fired up. Baker, union president for 5,000 healthcare professionals at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, is headed to the state Capitol this week to push a bill that would be a first step toward eliminating the shortage of nurses. The dearth Read more »

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Multi-talented Pinoy

‘Give Peace A Chance’ with Stranorlar-based Filipino BY SEÁN P. FEENY IRELAND – A Donegal based Filipino native has made it to the final ten of the Tipperary International Peace Songwriting Contest 2008. Following a three-year stint in Dubai, full-time songwriter Nathaniel Cabanero moved to Stranorlar last July to join Read more »

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‘Degraded’ by work in rest homes

By REBECCA TODD – New Zealand A Christchurch resident is among a growing group of Filipino nurses working for near minimum wage as caregivers after paying thousands of dollars to live the Kiwi dream. The 25-year-old asked not to be named for fear of affecting her immigration status. After working Read more »

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Filipinos miss out on jobs as NZ nurses

By REBECCA TODD Trained Filipino nurses are paying thousands of dollars to colleges and recruitment agencies in the hope of well-paid jobs in Christchurch public hospitals, only to become trapped in low-paid care work. However, the colleges insist they are helping foreign-trained nurses get registered in New Zealand, with Read more »

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Nursing Stories: Colorful & Meaningful

I have been working in a long-term care and hospice facility for more than a year, and the most important thing I’ve discovered is how much I can learn from our residents. The residents are really nice and pleasant, although some of them are confused due to Alzheimers or dementia. Read more »

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Valley nurse cares for ill passenger midflight

Beth Lucas ARIZONA – Amy Laxamana was just sitting back to relax for the remaining eight hours of a 10-hour flight from the Philippines to Hawaii when crisis struck. As she reached for her iPod with thoughts of sleep on her mind, the Gilbert nurse heard a call for medical Read more »

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State court freezes nurses’ prosecution

BY MICHAEL AMON AND RIDGELY OCHS A state appellate court has halted, for now, the prosecution of the Filipino nurses charged with endangering Smithtown nursing home patients until it decides whether the Suffolk District Attorney’s office prosecution violates the Constitution and federal labor law. The 10 nurses were to face Read more »