Tag: ageing population

Occupational Health & Safety

The impact of megatrends on WHS and workers’ compensation policy

The rise of the ‘gig economy’, emerging technologies, and an aging workforce raise numerous questions in the context of work health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation. There are concerns that current policy and regulatory frameworks may not be adequate or appropriate for the ‘workforce of the future’. But, until recently, such a workforce has…

14 Nov 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

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 Informa Insights

Healthcare

Breaking the myths and misconceptions of dementia

"My advice to others is to never give up, to utilise as much support as possible without allowing it to erode your self-worth, to reclaim your pre-diagnosis life, and finally, ignore those who seek to minimise you or your disabilities." - Kate Swaffer On Living with Dementia and the Pursuit of Reclaiming One’s Life When…

19 Jun 2015, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Transfer of care: Building partnerships instead of puzzle-pieces

What is 'transfer of care'? According to the Compliance Transfer of Care Definition, it is defined as the “process whereby a physician who is providing management for some or all of a patient’s problems relinquishes this responsibility to another physician who explicitly agrees to accept this responsibility and who, from the initial encounter, is not…

16 Apr 2015, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

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 Informa Insights

Healthcare

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 Informa Insights

Healthcare

Head and neck cancer on the decline in Australia

In positive news for healthcare practitioners in Australia, a new report indicates that rates of head and neck cancer are dropping in Australia. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) 'Head and neck cancers in Australia' report, the rate of these cancers decreased from 19.3 to 16.8 cases diagnosed per 100,000 people in…

14 Jun 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Creating person-centred care: Advance Care Planning within a Transition Care Program

Advance care planning is not new. Its benefits have been experienced in Australia and throughout the world for many years. In order to deliver more person-centred care to improve patience experience, healthcare professionals should recognise the advantage of the Advance Care Planning program. Meagan Adams, a Registered Nurse in Critical Care Nursing, and the Advance…

4 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Interview with Professor Warwick Anderson of NHMRC

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNoga0_Nskw] Professor Warwick Anderson AM, CEO, National Health and Medical Research Council, spoke to us about the main health issues today. He discusses the future health challenges of an ageing population, health inequalities in indigenous populations and the research activities of the NHMRC to deal with these complex issues. Website: http://www.healthcongress.com.au Contact: +61 2 9080…

19 Feb 2010, by Informa Insights