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Nurses can inform palliative-care decisions

Nurses may realise early in the piece that patients are ready to move from life-prolonging treatment to palliative care but are unable to make that decision for them, a recent study has highlighted. University of Queensland School of Social Science associate ...

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Wound study to help patients self-treat

A Melbourne-based community nurse is about to embark on a study to investigate how to assist people who self-treat wounds. Suzanne Kapp, a PhD student at The University of Melbourne who has been working with people with chronic wounds for more ...

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Fifield: consumers should drive market

Should government be a policeman or a banker when it comes to aged care? That’s the question the assistant minister for social services posed at a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event yesterday. “What are the expectations we ...

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Website answers palliative care queries

An education website that incorporates videos and guides on palliative care launched yesterday. The Palliative Care Bridge presents a range of expert tips, methods and evidence-based best practice. Developed by HammondCare, in conjunction with Sacred Heart Health and Calvary Health ...

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ACT aged home volunteer up for Local Hero

The ACT’s state finalist for Australia’s Local Hero 2015 in the Australian of the Year awards is a Curtin native who dedicates much of her free time to older people in the community. Viola Kalokerinos volunteers at the St Nicholas ...

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