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New gerontology framework to ensure skills for nurses

In the wake of the Royal Commission and a perceived skills shortage in the sector, the University of Wollongong, in partnership with Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, have released the Gerontological Nursing Competencies (GNCs) framework. The framework provides an evidence-based ...

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Palliative care nurse blazing a trail to awards

The inaugural Health Minister’s award for nursing trailblazers has been awarded to a Canberra nurse for her work in improving the delivery of palliative care to Australians living in residential aged care. Nikki Johnston, a palliative care nurse practitioner based ...

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‘No group is funded adequately’: OPAN chief

Craig Gear recently gave a speech about the benefits of his outfit, Older Persons Advocacy Network, as well as ways in which the aged care industry can restore public confidence post-royal commission. Speaking to attendees at Australian Heathcare Week, Gear ...

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A salutogenic approach to dementia design

Latin is not a dead language when it comes to dementia design. The phrase salutogenesis is a word that guides the philosophy of Dementia Training Australia (DTA) and is derived from the Latin for health – ‘salus’, and for source – ...

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