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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 [...]

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. [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |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 [...]

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |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 [...]

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 [...]

By |December 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |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 [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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