Nursing tensions within the Australia health care system

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This chapter will offer the reader insight into the systemic structures that impact on the practice of nursing in Australia and an outline of the Australian health care system and the key areas of governance, funding and tensions within the system. It will offer a description of contemporary contexts of nursing and the tensions between the system and nursing practice. This chapter will also provide an overview of the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions and the health system and the future challenges to nursing in meeting the changing health care needs of the population.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNursing in Australia
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Professional and Practice Insights
EditorsNathan Wilson, Peter Lewis, Leanne Hunt, Lisa Whitehead
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781003120698
ISBN (Print)9780367643881, 9780367637859
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Nursing
  • Australia
  • contemporary
  • Health care systems
  • patient care


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