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Older person’s self-perception of own health a predictor of future health: research

An older person’s perceptions about their health — known as 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) — may predict their health in the future, new Monash research shows.

“It’s too important to ignore”- PM Albanese declares healthcare system reform as top priority, vows to work cooperatively with states

Prioritising putting "patients at the centre", Prime Minster Anthony Albanese has vowed to cooperate with state and territory governments to reform the healthcare system from the ground up.

NSW premier rectifies palliative care let-down with timely $743m fix

Palliative care in NSW will receive a $743 million boost as Premier Dominic Perrottet makes good on his promise to fix end-of-life care, making amends for failing on the issue when treasurer.

Psychological distress for older rural patients eased with screening in clinical setting

Psychological distress is acute for older people with multiple health difficulties in rural and remote areas of Australia, leading to higher health services use – but Flinders University researchers suggest that increased psychological screening in a clinical setting can help improve this situation.

RACGP welcomes winter COVID-19 booster expansion

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has welcomed the expansion of the COVID-19 winter booster program.

WA woman’s hospital death being investigated

Independent experts will investigate the death of a woman who suffered a heart attack after waiting for care at a regional West Australian hospital.

APHA says election health policy announcements pointless until workforce shortages are addressed

The Australian Private Hospitals Association has called for the major parties to make fixing the health workforce shortage their number one health policy priority for the federal election, with CEO Michael Roff saying the dearth of professionals is the single biggest challenge facing health care in Australia.

Designer Pound working to ensure future generations enter their older years with dignity

Annabelle Pound is a key member of human-centred design firm, Designit. She and her colleagues believe that in order to deliver true quality of care for elders across the nation, providers must move away from the ‘one-size fits all' approach. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Finalists announced for 2022 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards

The extraordinary work of nurses and midwives to improve health outcomes during the pandemic was today recognised with eight finalists announced for the 2022 HESTA Australian Nursing & Midwifery Awards.

New Monash university menopause app providing trustworthy information and tools

Women can now access trustworthy information and tools to help them manage early menopause-related health issues, with the launch of an app developed by Monash University and women’s health experts.

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