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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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Boost for dementia research

New funds bolster Australian efforts in combating the impending epidemic. The three dementia research centres and five dementia study training centres have had their budgets confirmed for the next three years, with the government announcing $21.7 million in funding. Director ...

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Nurses must play key role in reform

RCNA budget submission says government must address workforce issue. The government must expand specialised nursing roles across aged care before the health system experiences real reform. That’s according to the Royal College of Nursing Australia, who has urged the government ...

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Ten green bottles

Are we driven by the care needs of the resident or by the fear of non-compliance, asks Julia Currell. Once upon a time my only experience of an agency was to book staff and the only thing I ever validated ...

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Food for the soul

Humans are spiritual beings and as such have a right to have their spirituality and spiritual needs recognised and met, says Carol Allen. It was good to read an article (‘In our thoughts and our prayers?’ INsite, April / May ...

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