Policies, position statements and guidelines

We develop national policies, position statements and guidelines for nursing, midwifery, health and social justice which outline the evidence-base and ANMF’s position to provide guidance to members for their practice and at their workplaces.

ANMF Policies

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Position Statements

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

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  • Administering medicines and dose administration aids

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  • Admission and discharge

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  • Breastfeeding

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  • Caring for people living with disability

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  • Caring for people with a life-limiting illness

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  • Casual employment of nurses midwives and assistants in nursing

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  • Child abuse and neglect

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  • Childcare

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  • Clinical (reflective) supervision for nurses and midwives

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  • Collective bargaining

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  • Compulsory reporting in aged care

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  • Conscientious objection

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  • Continuing professional development

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  • Credentialling for nurses and midwives

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  • Delegating personal care work

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  • Digital health and medicine

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  • Domestic and family violence

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  • Education for nurses and midwives

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  • Employing nursing and midwifery undergraduates

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  • Female genital mutilation/cutting

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  • Free trade agreements

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  • Harm minimisation for alcohol and other drugs

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  • Health, environment and climate change

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  • International recruitment of nurses and midwives

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  • Management of nursing and midwifery services

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  • Maternal child and family health nursing

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  • Medical practice assistants

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  • Medicare

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  • Mental health nursing

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  • Midwifery practice

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  • Midwifery staffing for newborns

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  • National criminal history checks in aged care

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  • Nurse practitioners

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  • Nurse staffing and standards in home and residential aged care

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  • Nurses and midwives in general practice

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  • Nursing and midwifery research

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  • Organ and tissue donation for transplants

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  • Partnership prescribing by registered nurses and midwives

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  • Peace

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  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

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  • Preventing workplace bullying

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  • Preventing workplace fatigue

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  • Preventing workplace sexual harassment

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  • Preventing workplace stress

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  • Preventing workplace violence and aggression

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  • Primary healthcare

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  • Professional practice framework and standards for nurses and midwives

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  • Protecting workers from hazardous manual handling

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  • Protecting workers from infectious diseases and hazardous chemicals

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  • Protecting workers from the risks of tobacco smoke

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  • Public and private health services

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  • Quality use of medicines

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  • Re-entering the nursing and midwifery workforce

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  • Refugees and asylum seekers

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  • Regulation and registration of assistants in nursing

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  • Role of assistants in nursing

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  • Safe staffing and rostering

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  • Sexuality, sex and gender diversity

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  • Specialling in clinical care settings

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  • Specialty nursing practice

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  • Vaccination and immunisation

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  • Voluntary assisted dying

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  • Whistleblowing

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  • Workers' compensation and rehabilitation

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  • Workplace health and safety

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Guidelines

  • Delegation by registered nurses and midwives

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  • Resolving professional practice issues in the workplace

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  • Social media and online networking

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  • The nursing midwifery team - clinical and support roles

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  • Working internationally

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  • Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations

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We welcome your comments and feedback

ANMF policies, position statements and guidelines are regularly reviewed and updated.