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Intimacy quiz

Questionnaire puts focus on residents’ sexual lives.  A new tool has been developed to help providers give adequate support to residents’ sexual expression and sexuality. The Sexuality Assessment Tool – known as SexAT – launched on the last weekend in ...

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Wound healing: the silent epidemic

Developing innovative therapies for treatment.  Small, everyday injuries are not considered important because they usually heal without any trouble. However, many do not mend properly and problems such as diabetic foot ulcers, leg ulcers from chronic venous or artery disease, ...

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Into the deep end

Case shows potential costs of working beyond scope of practice.  Caring, helping and a sense of not letting the team down are central to what nurses do every day. At times, these notions need to be tempered so as not ...

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Home truths

Serious allegations of ill-treatment in residential care facilities were recently made on the ABC television program Lateline, but the solution isn’t simply a matter of more funding and tighter regulation.  The public crisis of trust that followed the report on ...

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Within reach of the best

Video-conferencing carts are bringing rural Queenslanders to specialists based in cities.  A video-conferencing pilot scheme is giving aged-care residents in rural Queensland access to specialised healthcare. Ouriptel is working closely with Queensland Health on a tele-health initiative that has Millmerran ...

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Say yes to yoga

Research confirms that yoga improves balance and mobility, and can also reduce the risk of falls.  Every year, a third of all Australians over 65 experiences a fall – reducing quality of life, independence and sometimes resulting in serious injury ...

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