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Palliative care nurse blazing a trail to awards

The inaugural Health Minister’s award for nursing trailblazers has been awarded to a Canberra nurse for her work in improving the delivery of palliative care to Australians living in residential aged care. Nikki Johnston, a palliative care nurse practitioner based ...

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‘No group is funded adequately’: OPAN chief

Craig Gear recently gave a speech about the benefits of his outfit, Older Persons Advocacy Network, as well as ways in which the aged care industry can restore public confidence post-royal commission. Speaking to attendees at Australian Heathcare Week, Gear ...

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A salutogenic approach to dementia design

Latin is not a dead language when it comes to dementia design. The phrase salutogenesis is a word that guides the philosophy of Dementia Training Australia (DTA) and is derived from the Latin for health – ‘salus’, and for source – ...

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