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Provider’s education focus recognised

Justine Elliot commends Goodwin for promoting a culture of staff development A leading Canberra provider has been recognised for its excellence in training and staff development. Goodwin Aged Care Services, which received the 2009 minister’s education award, was visited yesterday ...

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Researcher cautions against natural therapies

Complementary Health Care Council says new alarming research is inflammatory. Herbal remedies can kill, an Australian forensic pathologist has said, who warns against the false perception they are safer than manufactured medicines. Professor Roger Byard, from the University of Adelaide, ...

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Medical advances killing off “good deaths”?

ABC program highlights importance of palliative care Palliative care must be accepted as an “integral part of medicine” and “resourced appropriately”. That was one of the main conclusions of last night’s Four Corner’s program on ABC entitled ‘A good death’. ...

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Palliation patients need greater support: CHA

Discussion paper missed the mark, provider says. The National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) recent foray into palliative care places too much emphasis on cost and resource containment and not enough on people’s rights to receive essential health services. ...

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New falls research commences

Investigating the impact of muscle wasting on falls Researchers at The University of Western Australia are investigating how to prevent some of the injuries that are associated with falls. Professor Miranda Grounds said loss of muscle mass was one of ...

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