Cultural awareness improves clinical leadership

Cultural awareness improves clinical leadership First published on HealthTimes – December 11th, 2017   The Indigenous Allied Health Australia 2017 conference was focused on the integration of care, culture, connection and collaboration in the delivery of allied health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients across the Australian healthcare system. We spoke to workplace training […]

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How the people of Aloomba saved Behana Gorge

How the people of Aloomba saved Behana Gorge First published on THE QUO – February 23rd, 2018 Photo by Michael Petersen on Unsplash   If you’re feeling discouraged by the apparent lack of concern for the environment in your local area then maybe the people of Aloomba in Far North Queensland will encourage you to keep up the fight. For […]

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The effects of premature birth on language development

The effects of premature birth on language development First published on HealthTimes – February 19th, 2018   Research published in neuroscience journal eNeuro indicates premature babies are likely to experience developmental delays in the auditory cortex, which was associated with speech and language impairments at two years of age. Drawing on previous research from ultrasounds of babies in-utero, […]

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Volunteer midwifery – what does it involve?

Volunteer midwifery – what does it involve? First published on HealthTimes – February 16th, 2018   Working in developing contexts had been a career goal for midwife Jacqui Jones, so when a position came up with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), she was quick to sign up. “Part of my inspiration for choosing nursing then […]

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3 in 5 women wanting water births achieve their aim

3 in 5 women wanting water births achieve their aim in Western Australia First published on HealthTimes – February 9th, 2018   AWestern Australian study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in January has reported that of the 502 women surveyed who were intending to have a water birth, 303 (59 per […]

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Using robotics in childrens’ physiotherapy

Using robotics in children’s physiotherapy First published on HealthTimes – February 7th, 2018   While health professionals in paediatric settings have extensive experience in working with children to achieve therapeutic outcomes, it can be particularly difficult to motivate this patient group to perform repetitive exercises over extended periods of time, while dealing with their own psychological […]

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Defining the role of the nurse care coordinator

Defining the role of the nurse care coordinator First published on HealthTimes – January 22nd, 2018   Each year the Australian media covers the test cricket match played at the Sydney Cricket Ground where since 2008 the third day, or traditionally Ladies Day, has transformed the game into the Pink Test in support of the McGrath […]

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Learning paediatric dietetics guidelines for everyday practice

Learning paediatric dietetics guidelines for everyday practice First published on HealthTimes – January 20th, 2018   The Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) has developed a paediatrics dietetics management course for clinicians designed to present current guidelines and evidence alongside best-practice ‘how-to’ guidelines for everyday practice. Running in 2018 as a partnership with the DAA and Child […]

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Physiotherapy management of lung cancer trial

Physiotherapy management of lung cancer trial First published on HealthTimes – January 12th, 2018   A world-first clinical trial of a physical activity and self-management program for the management of lung cancer has been announced by the University of Melbourne school of Health Sciences in collaboration with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Based on studies published in 2016 in […]

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Five reasons why toddlers are actually pretty awesome

Five reasons why toddlers are actually pretty awesome First published on Essential Baby – July 16th, 2014   O n the days following Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, an article written by Russell Brand, addressing his ongoing struggle with drug addiction, was passed around the internet as we all tried to make sense of what had happened. That […]

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