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Clinical Focus

Health dept tips for managing influenza and COVID-19 in aged care

As winter sets in, the department of health is strongly encouraging facility operators and management to engage with residents and workers to discuss influenza and COVID-19 vaccination options and support the consent process to achieve optimum vaccination coverage.

New medicinal cannabis study gives hope to patients suffering chronic pain

New research from pioneer of the Australian medical cannabis market, Little Green Pharma (LGP), is providing promising results for long-suffering patients with chronic pain.

Researchers take intergenerational practice into community settings to combat frailty

New funding is set to enable researchers from eight leading universities and research institutes to undertake a world-first study bringing together older adults and preschool children in community settings for activities that target physical, cognitive and social engagement.

Solution to chronic wounds bleedingly obvious: comprehensive reforms, but who will deliver?

Wounds Australia has released a range of scorecards which rate the health policy proposals of the major parties and key independents as they relate to wound care. Whichever party wins the election, a commitment to comprehensive reforms is needed. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Tensions high as NSW euthanasia law approaches last hurdles

Supporting members are hopeful they have a blocking majority for "all these hostile amendments" to the bill, Greenwich said, adding they would work in good faith with any who held genuine concerns.

Palliative Care Week highlights important discussions we should all have: opinion

No one in the “prime of their life” thinks to sit down and discuss with their family how they want to be treated at the end of their life, but it’s an important discussion that we should all have. As we look toward Palliative Care Week (May 22-28) those of us who work in the sector hope it will spark more open conversations about what happens at the end of life.

Sophisticated or insufficient? Stakeholders argue pros and cons of new AN-ACC funding model

The new AN-ACC funding model for residential aged care is just six months from implementation, and while many believe it to be a promising improvement on the much-derided outgoing ACFI model, others have sticking points that require answers. BIANCA ROBERTS investigates

Study finds half of first people hospitalised with COVID-19 still have symptoms two years on

Two years after infection with COVID-19, half of patients who were admitted to hospital still have at least one symptom, according to the longest follow-up study to date, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Insightful study on young onset Alzheimer’s disease helps inform clinical planning

People diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at a younger age will experience faster symptom progression than their older counterparts, a new study has found, potentially causing their support systems to fall behind.

On this special day ANMF celebrates the enormous contribution nurses make to our society

On today, International Nurses Day, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation is asking Australians to reflect and acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of our nurses working in health and aged care across the country.

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