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Filling in the cavities

Providers told to get ready for national dental training scheme. The government’s plan to improve resident oral and dental health is underway. The ‘Better oral health in residential care training project’ will train up to two registered nurses or dedicated ...

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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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