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Queensland provider wins reconciliation award

Efforts in employing indigenous people recognised Major Queensland provider Blue Care has been awarded a prestigious reconciliation award by the state government. At the recent Reconciliation Awards for Business ceremony, Queensland Premier Anna Bligh presented the award in the Community ...

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Still in the dark over nurse registration

The July deadline is fast approaching but questions still surround the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health practitioners. While nursing and health professions widely support the scheme, they say there is a lack of clarity over the practicalities, which ...

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New player on the scene

The head of a major health provider believes its moves into aged care will push the sector out of the cottage industry phase. Megan Stoyles reports. Australia’s second largest publicly-listed private health provider, Healthscope, is moving into the aged care ...

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The forgotten ones

Last year the elderly homeless were finally classed as a special needs group. Linda Belardi reports on the impact of this important recognition on aged care’s invisible people. For many years, the 10th floor of Gordon House night shelter was ...

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A good death

New research reveals the lack of advanced care planning in aged care and the potentially damaging effects on resident and staff. They say nothing in life is certain except death and taxes. It is somewhat of a wonder that providers ...

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Professionals invited to continence road show

Australian expert to dispense best practice information at five events Renowned continence expert, Dr Pauline Chiarelli will present the latest information about overactive bladders, including an outline of new measures for urgency and new evidence for bladder training, in a ...

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Leaders of tomorrow

A partnership between a university and major provider has brought many benefits for staff with management potential For Lisa Robinson, the opportunity to learn, be challenged and develop professionally is extremely important. Little wonder then that the senior case manager ...

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Culture clash

The increasing internationalisation of the aged care workforce is not necessarily an enabling trend in the provision of culturally appropriate care. Linda Belardi reports. Changing migration patterns means the global nursing workforce is not necessarily better equipped to cater for ...

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