Tag: aged care


Examining Communication Processes, Medication and Patient Safety

At this year's National Dementia Conference, one crucial theme is emerging - the importance of person-centred approaches to care. This week we speak to accredited pharmacist Professor Elizabeth Manias from Deakin University about the importance of  medication safety and effective communication processes in the care of older people living with dementia.  What is your current…

13 Feb 2018, by Francesca Brewer


Managing Ageing Patients: Reception to Palliative Care

Mr Chris Puplick AM, Chair of the Board, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (NSW) will be speaking at the Correctional Services Healthcare Conference.  In the lead up to the 7th Annual Correctional Services Healthcare Conference, at Informa Insights, we had a chance to speak to Chris about his most recent work with Justice Health…

12 Sep 2016, by Test1 Test1


Dementia ‘is not a future issue, it is a present reality’

We had the pleasure of having The Hon Shayne Neumann MP, weather the cyclonic conditions in Queensland, to address last week's National Dementia Congress. As the Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Shadow Minister for Ageing, he gave an enlightening speech about the current state of dementia in Australia and the government and opposition's initiatives…

4 Mar 2015, by Test1 Test1


The politics of dementia: Our conversation with the Hon Shayne Neumann

Dementia is one of the biggest health and social issues facing Australia. The handling of dementia reform and how government responds to the complex needs of people living with dementia, from funding and support to ensuring the sector has the necessary workforce skills, will only increase as Australia's population continues to age. During a week…

9 Feb 2015, by Test1 Test1


The uncertain future of Medicare

As Medicare turned 30 earlier this year, it was becoming increasingly obvious that cracks in the system could no longer be ignored. We were joined by Dr. Avnesh Ratnanesan (Dr. Avi), Founder & CEO of Energesse recently, where he talked to us about the challenges in the reform of Australian healthcare and the difficulty of envisioning a future…

10 Jul 2014, by Test1 Test1


Improvements needed for rural healthcare in Australia

The discrepancies in the health and wellbeing of those in urban and rural communities are still a cause for concern, and more work needs to be done to close the gap. That is the underlying message of a new report from the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), which also calls for more community participation…

31 Mar 2014, by Test1 Test1


3 trends in Australia’s rapidly evolving healthcare landscape

Australia's healthcare systems are changing rapidly as the country seeks to combat an ageing population, efficiency problems and uneven service distribution. A new Frost & Sullivan report said the global healthcare industry is in a state of "accelerated evolution" due to market forces and changing demographics. This is creating disruptions for traditional healthcare models and…

25 Feb 2014, by Test1 Test1