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Developing a New Specialty Area: Standards of Practice for Refugee Health Nurses in Australia
Australia settles refugees each year and the numbers are expected to increase to just under 20,000. The complex needs of this vulnerable group requires specialised skills and knowledge. In 2015 an national interest group was formed for nurses working with refugees. It is called the Refugee Nurses of Australia. Following the inaugural national forum in 2017 and with input from every member, the Standards of Practice for refugee nurses was developed.
All though still in its infancy the Refugee Nurses Standards of Practice will help guide nurses in Australia to a model of best practice.