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Royal commission Sydney hearing: final days

The last two days of the Sydney hearing kept up the theme of medical restraints in aged care. Josef Ibrahim spoke at length on psychotropic misuse and we also heard from Christina Bolger, executive director, regulatory policy and performance at ...

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Tailoring care in remote communities

Bidyadanga is a small town in the Kimberley region of WA. Approximately 1590km north of Perth and 180km south of Broome. It is the definition of a remote Aussie town. It’s home to around 800 people with five different language groups, and ...

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Cultural change needed to curb antipsychotic drug misuse

Regulation alone will not stop the overuse of antipsychotic drugs to manage the behaviour of people with dementia in aged care facilities, Australia’s chief medical officer says. Professor Brendan Murphy said cultural change and the education of doctors is needed. ...

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