Older people are more digitally savvy, but aged care providers need to keep up

Older adults are more digitally connected than ever, even though their uptake of internet-based technologies remains lower than for younger age groups. Today’s senior citizens...

For people at risk of mental illness, having access to treatment early can help

How can we best help Australians who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder? A new recommendation to expand the...

Replacing registered nurses isn’t the answer to rising health costs

A shortage of qualified nursing staff and rising health costs have led to an increase in the employment of unregulated nursing workers.

History, not harm, dictates why some drugs are legal and others aren’t

Drug-related offences take up a lot of the resources within Australia’s criminal justice system. In 2016–17 law enforcement made 113,533 illicit drug...

How our residential aged-care system doesn’t care about older people’s emotional needs

Associate Prof Lee-Fay Low argues that our elderly aren't receiving the emotional care they deserve in Australian nursing homes.

What do Aboriginal Australians want from their aged care system? Community connection is number...

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing at a much faster rate than the non-Indigenous population. Aboriginal Australians record high mid-life rates...

Compassion fatigue: the cost some workers pay for caring

Health and social workers often choose their profession because they want to help people. But seeing trauma and suffering on a regular basis can...

5 things to know before becoming a nurse

Want to be a nurse? Here’s 5 things you REALLY need to know! Hollywood gets it wrong. Think nursing is all glitz and glamour? Reckon...

7 Things You Should Never Say To A Nurse Or Midwife

Ever hear nonsense from patients, friends or families about what they think it must like to be a nurse or midwife? Or what they...

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