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Call for research to involve more nurses, midwives

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Academics plead with health council to address structural barriers to hybrid careers

A bigger share of health research funding should go to practising nurses and midwives, a group of leading researchers has claimed.

In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia on 7 November, researchers from several universities wrote that nursing was under-represented in public grant schemes. This is despite the fact that Australia’s nearly half a million nurses and midwives made up 57 per cent of all registered health professionals.

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