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Wellness lessons from Finland

A director of wellness at an Australian aged-care provider has adopted some of the aspects of the Finnish approach to wellbeing within aged care. “In Finland, the model basically works upon [benchmarking] all of the aged-care organisations in Finland. Whoever is ...

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Wound care, research and education at one site

A clinic providing wound care has received Blue Care’s Living the Values award for its approach to leading through learning and working collaboratively. The clinic is a collaborative service from the University of the Sunshine Coast and Blue Care Maroochy ...

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Joan Ostaszkiewicz on quality continence care

Health editor Dallas Bastian spoke to Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz, postdoctoral research fellow in Deakin University’s Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research about her upcoming research ‘Developing a conceptual understanding of ‘quality continence care’ for people living in residential aged ...

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Technology the key to faster recovery

Education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Maayken Van den berg, a postdoctoral research fellow from Flinders University. Van den berg is involved in a world-first study, looking at whether technology such as iPad apps and interactive games can help older ...

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Leadership matters in aged care

In an extended interview, education editor Antonia Maiolo spoke to Yun-Hee Jeon, professor of ageing and chronic disease from Sydney Nursing School at the University of Sydney. Jeon discussed her interest in leadership and management specific to aged care and ...

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