Aged & Allied Health

Specialised pandemic training to help remote communities

04 September, 2020

More than 50,000 Indigenous health workers and practitioners have accessed specialised training to help protect remote communities from COVID-19 outbreaks.

Alarming behaviour employers should look out for

04 September, 2020 by Dr Frank Chow, Director and Psychiatrist, 2OP Health

There are a few alarming behavioural patterns and indications healthcare employers need to be mindful of, observe and intervene where necessary.

Roadmap to financing five-star aged-care system released

03 September, 2020

Economic modelling has revealed that Australia can transform the quality of its aged-care system in just four years.

Overdose report reveals hidden health crisis

31 August, 2020

Australia's Annual Overdose Report 2020 reveals that — for the fifth year running — more than 2000 Australians lost their lives due to overdose.

Tas dementia village opts for digital care system

28 August, 2020

Korongee Village has implemented a patient-centred digital care system that allows staff to plan, record and monitor the care of residents in real time.

Mums need more ante and postnatal support

28 August, 2020

Research has found a correlation between a mother's mental health and children's emotional and social development.

COVID-19 digital practice expansion: when allied health forgot evidence-based practice

27 August, 2020 by Ed Johnson, Chief Clinical Officer and Co-Founder, Umbo

The quick shift from in-person services to digital practice has skipped a step — evidence-based practice.

RACGP encourages trainee GPs to go rural

26 August, 2020

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is encouraging future GPs to undertake their training in a rural or remote community in 2021.

Hospital trials show low-cost tools help reduce medical errors

25 August, 2020

A series of trials run in Victorian hospitals over three years reveal that simple, low-cost behavioural interventions could help reduce the risk of avoidable medical errors.

New frailty index to benefit aged care

24 August, 2020

A new frailty index is set to improve aged-care and health outcomes in vulnerable older Australians.

Cork and Canvas offers free online art classes for frontline workers

20 August, 2020

Cork and Canvas is offering free online paint and sip sessions to Australia's dedicated frontline workers, to convey gratitude and help relieve stress during the COVID-19 crisis.

Hub launches to support mental health of health professionals

19 August, 2020

Black Dog Institute has launched TEN (The Essential Network) — a multifaceted e-health hub, developed by health professionals for health professionals.

Football club partnership champions healthy lifestyles

19 August, 2020

Life and health insurance provider AIA Australia has become the official life, health and wellbeing partner for North Melbourne Football Club.

e-health tool targets mental health of those with intellectual disability

14 August, 2020

UNSW Sydney's 3DN has launched MySigns — a tool to support the mental health assessment of people with intellectual disability and communication difficulties.

Aspirin linked to gastrointestinal bleeding in over 70s

14 August, 2020

An international study has found that prolonged daily aspirin use increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding by at least 60% in people aged 70 and over.

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