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McGrath adds 5 breast care nurses, reaches goal

The McGrath Foundation has announced the funding of an additional five McGrath breast care nurses to support families experiencing cancer, reaching its goal to increase the total number to 110 by its 10th anniversary. The foundation said it has now supported 40,000 ...

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Clarity is key in transfers of care: panel

The importance of good communication and concerns surrounding consumer-directed care were among the key points of discussion at Akolade’s Transfer of Care for Complex Consumers conference today. The topics were covered during a panel discussion on what consumers expect from ...

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Coming societal changes and how to adapt

The latest edition of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association’s (AHHA) peer-reviewed academic journal Australian Health Review has delved into the social developments that could influence the delivery of health services in the near future. The work is based on megatrends ...

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Call for urgency in tackling malnutrition

Too little attention is paid to malnutrition in people living with dementia in the home, a new discussion paper has shown. Dementia and Nutrition in the Home, released this month by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, called on the federal government to address the ...

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The winning design? It’s an easy call

A new call device that allows people with physical disabilities to call for assistance in a way that wasn’t possible before, has won a series of awards. The device, developed by researchers from Flinders University and the University of South ...

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OR nurses look to shed ‘invisible’ cloak

The Australian College of Operating Room Nurses has used this year’s Perioperative Nurses Week to cast the oft-invisible work such professionals do into light. During the celebrations, Dr Paula Foran, ACORN’s education officer, brought up the notion of the invisible nurse. ...

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