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The Editor, The Queensland Nurse, GPO Box 1289, Brisbane 4001 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org * Enquiries can be made to the Publications Officer on (07) 3840 1421 or email email@example.com The QNU Annual Report (including the Financial Report) for the year ended 30 June 2009 is now available atwww.qnu.org.au Members without internet access can obtain a hard copy of the report by applying in writing to the Secretary, Queensland Nurses' Union, GPO Box 1289, Brisbane Q 4001 or by phoning 07 3840 1444. According to one member, "every cent I've paid in union fees over many years has been worth it! I feel as if I have had my professional integrity restored".
Your SaY TQN welcomes letters for A different view never would have predicted that she would publication. I just wanted to express my disapointment be in a position where her professional good regarding the response from Melissa Graham standing was under attack and continuation Letters should be no more on page 4 of the last tqn. She clearly knows in her position was uncertain. than 200 words. Anonymous letters will not be published very little about women centered care to be “I do not believe I would have had the (we will consider withholding able to comment. strength to stand up and defend myself names, but do not accept Having a caesarian section for some women, against the accusations had it not been for unsigned letters). regardless of how much midwifery input they the support of the QNU,” the member said. Photos may be colour or have had, is in fact a reality and often the best She went on to say: It is sometimes said by black & white. outcome for them and their unborn children members that one should 'expect' the Union to at the time the decision is made. respond and support a member when in need. All material will go to the We all have to wake up to the realisation that I believe that is a rather ignorant opinion of Editorial Committee. women centered care is delivered by a TEAM how the QNU can support its members. The Send all material in the first work undertaken by staff of the QNU protects of clinicians, all with individual aspects of instance to: not only the rights of nurses but also considers expertise, and this expertise is utilised to The Editor, varying degrees throughout the continuum the human being involved and ensures that The Queensland Nurse, of pregnancy, labour, birth and post birth they are provided with a safe and supportive GPO Box 1289, care. environment. Brisbane 4001 This has been an experience that I would not We all have to realise that lower intervention or by email to and caesarian section rates don't just come wish to find myself in again, yet having been firstname.lastname@example.org from the work midwives do, but rather, the through this and been validated, I believe my work that midwives do with obstetricians... self esteem and confidence has been restored. Enquiries can be made to the Publications Officer good consultation and referral is major part I can assure you that my membership will on (07) 3840 1421 or email of what contributes to better and improved continue and I will remain
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