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What might the National Commission of Audit mean for healthcare?

What might we expect from the National Commission of Audit when it comes to health policy? Looking back might help us look to the future, suggests one analyst. Commission Redux? “William Foggin” writes: As we wait for the Commission of Audit  to bring down a set of recommendations justifying the Abbott Government’s aspirations for spending cuts, [...]

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Tackling dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: a personal story of loss and transformation

The challenges of dementia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities were highlighted in a powerful and deeply personal presentation to the recent Closing the Credibility Gap symposium in Melbourne. The symposium also heard of a range of resources available to help people find relevant information and resources, reports Marie McInerney, a journalist [...]

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Can a new breed of “coaches” help transform mental health care?

Jennifer Doggett reports on an innovation in mental health care profiled at the Health Workforce Australia Conference 2013 in Adelaide  When your health workforce is already working at capacity, how do you address the un-met need for care among those with early-stage disease without depleting the services available to people with serious illnesses? Creating a completely new [...]

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Do we need a Minister for the Rehabilitation of Politics?

What does the health sector want from a new Federal Government and a new Health Minister?  At last week’s Palliative Care Australia Conference in Canberra there was a panel session on what should be expected from the new government in its first 100 days.  The Executive Director of the National Rural Health Alliance, Gordon Gregory, offered [...]

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A briefing for the next Federal Government: how to improve access to palliative care

The need for greater support and care for people dying at home, and for greater investment in the aged care workforce was highlighted at the 12th Australian Palliative Care Conference in Canberra yesterday. Experts also called for an end to the funding silos of aged and palliative care, and for more consumer, family and carer engagement in [...]

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It’s been a long struggle, like pushing a big rock up a steep hill, but advanced care planning is now here to stay

After more than two decades of struggle, Advance Care Directives are finally gaining acceptance within the health system. That’s according to Colleen Cartwright, Foundation Professor of Aged Services and Director of the ASLaRC Aged Services Unit at Southern Cross University. At the 12th Australian Palliative Care Conference in Canberra this week, Professor Cartwright will talk about [...]

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So you want to make an app? Some helpful hints

So you want to make an app? What your organisation needs to know. This was the topic of a workshop run at the Australian Health Promotion Association conference in Sydney earlier this week that was bound to draw interest, given that we seem to be living in the age of the app. Below is a [...]

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Some of what to expect if Peter Dutton becomes Health Minister….

For those wondering about the Coalition’s plans for health policy, some hints emerged when Opposition health spokesman Peter Dutton spoke at an Australian Institute of Company Directors meeting this morning. Thanks to Dr Stephen Duckett, health program director at the Grattan Institute, for his tweet-reports, as per below:

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How the Danes are incubating “health, wealth and innovation”

The Danes have been getting rave reviews lately for their excellent work onscreen (yes, Croakey has enjoyed plenty of couch time with Borgen, The Killing, The Bridge, and Lulu – The Bankrobber’s Wife…) But perhaps we can also learn from their innovative work in what is being called “welfare technology”. In the municipality of Odense, for [...]

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Some important questions about health policy and the federal election (aka your #qanda cheat sheet)

Health policy is up for debate this week thanks to ABC TV’s Q and A program, featuring Federal Health Minister Tanya Plibersek and the Opposition’s health spokesman Peter Dutton. You can pose a question online and see some of the other questions that have already been lodged, including: Large corporate organisations have become major players in [...]

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