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2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

This year, 2020, is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is known as the founder of modern nursing. Because of this, the World Health Assembly has chosen 2020 to be the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Nurses and midwives play a vital role providing health services all around the [...]

By |2020-01-21T16:01:46+11:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Research study on allied health in palliative aged care

End of Life Directions for Aged Care (ELDAC) at Flinders University are running a study looking at the role of allied health professionals providing palliative care for older Australians in residential and community aged care. If you are an allied health professional working in aged care and would like to participate, please click on the [...]

By |2020-01-21T13:40:03+11:00January 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Living Longer Is Not Enough: The Case For Aging Well

One of the greatest achievements to come of modern medicine is that humans are living longer than ever. Life expectancy is reaching new heights and showing no sign of dropping. More years to live, naturally, means more years spent in old age. It means more time to accumulate wisdom, and more time to share it with [...]

By |2020-01-14T14:54:05+11:00January 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Support for new doctors to work in rural NSW

The NSW Government is offering up to 50 scholarships worth $3000 to junior doctors embarking on careers as Rural Generalists in regional, rural and remote NSW. Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said the new scholarships, available in Port Macquarie will be awarded to junior doctors who start advanced skills training in the NSW Rural [...]

By |2019-12-18T12:16:46+11:00December 18th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Clarity, honesty matter most in critical care talks with patients

High-stakes conversations with patients and families about critical issues call for doctors to consider how their words are interpreted, Stanford researchers and experts say. As a doctor in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Loren Sacks, MD, sometimes has to give parents awful news about their child’s health. It’s always heart-wrenching, [...]

By |2019-12-16T14:41:22+11:00December 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Standing beside our frail elderly, in the centre of life

This excerpt is part of a wonderful opinion piece from the Sydney Morning Herald, written by Elizabeth Oliver - a GP and advanced trainee in Palliative Medicine A month before the aged care royal commission released its interim report, two nurses from a low-income country visited our hospital unit on an observership. They found many [...]

By |2019-11-06T15:13:05+11:00November 6th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim Report

Aged Care in Australia: A Shocking Tale of Neglect The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety’s Interim Report has found the aged care system fails to meet the needs of its older, vulnerable, citizens. It does not deliver uniformly safe and quality care, is unkind and uncaring towards older people and, in too [...]

By |2019-11-04T12:33:18+11:00November 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Pushing for better end of life care for people with dementia

Dementia Australia is calling on the Government of Victoria (in collaboration with the Commonwealth Government) to systematise and customise palliative and end of life care for people with dementia in a discussion paper released 30 October, at an event hosted by Parliamentary Friends of Dementia. Maree McCabe CEO Dementia Australia said in the end of [...]

By |2019-11-01T11:01:59+11:00November 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Cancer nurses – Save the date for the next annual congress

The Cancer Nurses Society of Australia will be holding its 23rd Annual Congress next year at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. The theme is 'Precision Care Everywhere'. The program commences on Thursday 18 June 2020 with a series of pre-congress symposia followed by a two-day congress program featuring plenary and concurrent sessions. The congress [...]

By |2019-10-31T10:12:06+11:00October 29th, 2019|News|0 Comments

CarerHelp – New Resource

CarerHelp, a new resource to support unpaid carers, will be launched at Parliament House today during National Carers Week 2019. Developed as part of the Australian Family Carer Toolkit Project, this new resource helps to prepare unpaid carers to care for a partner, parent, child or friend at the end of life. “Caring for a relative [...]

By |2019-10-17T11:03:54+11:00October 17th, 2019|News|0 Comments