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Put equity at the heart of debate about primary health care futures

Put equity at the heart of debate about primary health care futures

Terry Findlay writes: The Annual Forum of the UNSW Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity – to be held in Sydney this Friday – could not have come at a more opportune time. It follows the recent release of a discussion paper by the Primary Health Care Advisory Group: Better Outcomes for people with chronic and complex […]

Paramedic registration one step closer after COAG meeting
Why we need to have some “honest and uncomfortable conversations” about racism

Why we need to have some “honest and uncomfortable conversations” about racism

In the run up to this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, Amnesty International’s Indigenous Rights Campaigner Roxanne Moore looks at the human rights and health consequences of racism. *** Racist attacks on Adam Goodes Please enter your email address Sign up Roxanne Moore writes: Racism is not only a […]

Hospital patients are more likely to die at weekends but seven-day rosters are no panacea

Hospital patients are more likely to die at weekends but seven-day rosters are no panacea

Peter Sivey writes: If you are admitted to a hospital on the weekend, you have a higher chance of dying than if you are admitted during the week. This is known as the “weekend effect”. Evidence from the United Kingdom suggests an 11-16% increased risk of death for patients […]

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How the battle over biologics helped stall the Trans Pacific Partnership

How the battle over biologics helped stall the Trans Pacific Partnership

Deborah Gleeson and Ruth Lopert write: Talks that were meant to finalise the Trans Pacific Partnership wound up in Hawaii late last week without reaching a final deal. Over the last five years, 12 countries – Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam – have been […]

A Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Taxes go Up!
Western Australia: wake up to yourself      #JustJustice

Western Australia: wake up to yourself #JustJustice

Comments by the Chief Justice of Western Australia and associated media reports reveal a simplistic, unhelpful view of the complex factors contributing to the over-incarceration of Aboriginal people, according to public health practitioner Summer May Finlay. Finlay, a Yorta Yorta woman, a member of the #JustJustice team, and a PhD candidate, suggests that, rather than […]

Nurse Practitioners: Challenges and Opportunities 2015 and Beyond
A shout out to health professionals: act now for a cool planet