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Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Statements by Dr Michael Murray (CFAPresident) and Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz (Deakin University) on Day 34 (11 July 2019) from 4 hrs, 34 min. Click  the title for the link, and then click the link to event posts in the top right corner of the window to select the day.


NMBA Fact Sheet; Specialist recognition and the nursing profession. Click the title for the link.


Rome IV criteria for constipation Click the title for the link.


Affiliated Organisations:

Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO) - www.connmo.org.au

CoNSA is associated with the Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations. CoNNMO represents a diverse group of more than 50 nursing and midwifery organisations, each focusing on a different area of specialist nursing or midwifery practice. CoNSA as a member of CoNNMO represents all state branches raising and discussing nursing specific issues at these biannual meetings. Please click here for more information on CoNNMO, including National Priorities (click this link for details).



Continence Specific Resources:

Association for Continence Advice  - www.aca.uk.com

Operated by the UK Continence Foundation, this page lists continence-related organisations in the UK.


Australia and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society - www.anzuns.org

ANZUNS is a special interest nursing society, which aims to promote excellence in urology nursing through research, education, mentoring and the identification of standards of nursing care. The society supports nurses within Australasia practising in urology through its educational forums, national meetings, networking and dissemination of information.


Bladder and Bowel Foundation - www.bladderandbowelfoundation.org


Continence Foundation of Australia - https://www.continence.org.au

The peak body for continence promotion in Australia.


Continence Foundation UK - www.continence-foundation.org.uk

Homepage of the UK Continence Foundation.


Continence Worldwide - www.continenceworldwide.org

The website for the Continence Promotion Committee of the International Continence Society.


ICS Continence Worldwide - International Continence Society -  www.ics.org/public

Edition 6 of Continence e-book (click link)


Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates - www.suna.org

The (US) Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates is a professional organisation committed to excellence in clinical practice and research through education of its members, patients, family and community.


Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Society - www.wocn.org

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) is a professional, international nursing society of more than 4,200 healthcare professionals who are experts in the care of patients with wound, ostomy and incontinence.


Journal Articles for the Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal

The Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal seeks articles and original research papers from people practising and researching the management and treatment of incontinence and continence health promotion. Articles may be papers for peer review, clinical updates, case studies or evaluation of programs. A variety of topics are possible and include, but are not limited to: outcome studies, aged care, paediatrics, pregnancy and childbirth, novel drug therapies, reviews of devices either surgical or non-surgical, assessment articles, literature reviews of continence-related topics, home and community care issues and successes, men’s health, nursing management, physiotherapy management, support by other allied health disciplines (including occupational therapy and social workers), the psychological impact of living with incontinence, ethical issues, cultural issues and collaborative approaches to care.

If you would like assistance to prepare papers or articles, please email the editor on journal@continence.org.au or phone Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz on 03 9244 5099 or email j.ostaszkiewicz@nari.edu.au.


Associated Nursing Organisations:

Australian College of Midwives - www.midwives.org.au

The Australian College of Midwives is a national, not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak professional body for midwives. It provides a unified political voice for the midwifery profession, supports midwives to reach their full potential, and sets professional practice and education standards. It is also committed to ensuring all childbearing women have access to continuity of care by a known midwife. Our vision is to be the leading organisation shaping Australian maternity care.


The Australian College of Nurses – ACN www.acn.edu.au

The ACN is the professional nursing organisation that supports nurses throughout their career and is a voice of influence for nurses in policy matters.


Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation - www.anmf.org.au

The ANMF is the national union for nurses and the largest professional nursing organisation in Australia. The ANMF's core business is the industrial and professional representation of nurses and nursing through the activities of a national office and branches in every State and Territory.