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Aged care may teach core skills: researcher

There are core nursing skills to be learnt in the aged-care setting that some students may be taking for granted in pursuit of more advanced clinical skills. That’s according to University of Western Sydney PhD candidate Maricris Algoso, whose most ...

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What’s hot in professional development

Mental health and personality disorders, emotional intelligence and the shift from a traditional care model to an enabling one are amongst this year’s top professional development areas for aged-care workers. Mental health and personality disorders in older people are the ...

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China trade deal’s impact

The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) was signed by the minister for trade and investment, Andrew Robb, and the Chinese commerce minister, Gao Hucheng, last week. The signing has been welcomed by Australian aged-care providers with a presence in China. ...

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Gender affects the ageing experience

People of different genders can have vastly different experiences of later life, and this should be recognised to ensure people from all genders have the same opportunities as they age, leading advocates have said. This will be the focus of ...

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Love never dies: privacy for intimacy in aged care

The taboos, assumptions and stereotypes about older people and sexual intimacy will be challenged at an upcoming conference. Hosted by Alzheimer’s Australia at COTA Victoria, the international Let’s Talk About Sex, Relationships and Intimacy event aims to push dialogue about ...

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Trial aims to integrate mental, clinical care

The separation of mental and clinical healthcare funding is a barrier to improving wellbeing, a senior research fellow has said. To overcome this, RDNS, along with Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, is trialling a wellness and re-enablement model of integrated physical, social and ...

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