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The provider receives additional subsidies when a resident is reclassified as requiring a higher level of care, staff levels rarely change.
by Sarah Russell - 5/07/2016 - 1 comment
The stories of mental illness you will never read about are not blips on the path to fame but debilitating complicated lifelong illnesses.
by Pauline Hopkins - 1/07/2016 - 4 comments
When the Coalition included the fund in the 2014 budget, it was hailed by the health and medical research sector as a watershed announcement.
by Nadia Levin - 29/06/2016 - 1 comment
The evaluation data are anything but positive and do not support retaining the current headspace model.
by Anthony Jorm - 27/06/2016 - 5 comments
It takes time for any society to become normalised to patient killing and assisted suicide to the point where hitherto taboo extensions become feasible and reasonable.
by Paul Russell - 17/06/2016 - 3 comments
The word 'committed' does not just mean that someone performed an action, but is connected with crime.
by Brooke Murphy - 7/06/2016 - 13 comments
78% of substantive submissions were either against euthanasia and assisted suicide or were neutral and preferring to focus on end of life care more generally.
by Paul Russell - 2/06/2016 - 6 comments
Health funds' business models are flimsy, with heavy churn rates of policies, complaints by the public and ancillary cover being widely questioned as offering poor value for money.
by Graham Middleton - 1/06/2016 - 2 comments
Currently, funding for aged care homes is based on a 'terminal decline model' rather than 'restorative care'. The provider receives additional subsidies when a resident declines.
by Sarah Russell - 30/05/2016 - 14 comments
The status of women depends not only upon education, but also on what is available for what is euphemistically called feminine hygiene.
by Valerie Yule - 13/05/2016 - 2 comments
Since this federal government was elected, we have seen 14 people die from suicide, inappropriate or inadequate medical attention, and injuries sustained in detention.
by Zoe Stewart - 11/05/2016 - 10 comments
On 12 April 2016, my wife, Jenni, and I were featured on an episode of SBS's Insight program, 'Sex and Disability', where we came out to the nation that we have sex with other people.
by David Heckendorf - 13/04/2016 - 6 comments


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