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Leprosy in Australia: a forgotten disease

There have been recent reports that leprosy is on the rise in Australia with 20 cases reported in Western Australia in the last five years. A common myth is that it has been eradicated, however it still exits, as every two ...

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Virtual museum to inspire empathy in healthcare

A team of academics at UTS in Sydney are leading a first-of-its-kind ‘Virtual Empathy Museum’ (VEM) – an innovative digital resource funded by an Australian Technology Network of Universities grant. The museum is a collection of educational resources that health ...

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AIN talks aged care in the Gibson Desert

Stronger specific cultural training for working with Indigenous communities is needed prior to being deployed, in order for nurses to provide culturally safe and holistic care. That’s the message one assistant in nursing is asking for. Melissa Haydock said while ...

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Grant to help decrease caesarean rates

A Sydney-based researcher and lecturer at Notre Dame’s School of Medicine has been awarded a grant to examine the effectiveness of antenatal education in reducing the rate of caesareans. Australia has one of the highest rates of caesareans in the ...

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