Protecting the elderly
The COVID-19 death toll in aged-care homes is spiking. Protocols need to urgently be put in place to prevent infection, but there also needs to be detailed plans for when an outbreak occurs.
The pink-tinged recession
The mental health of young women is far more sensitive to unemployment than the mental health of young men.
Preventing nursing home suicides
Expanding suicide prevention frameworks to include aged care residents, aligning nursing home life with community living, and improving residents' access to mental heath services is a good start.
Tales of neglect
The aged care royal commission's interim report paints a picture of a system in deep crisis. Its recommendations for action have some merit, but won't address what are underlying systemic problems.
Youth justice shame
The Australian government has been criticised by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.
Episode 15: The ageing population
For the first time in human history, the world's population is rapidly ageing, and in an ageist society we're ill-prepared to handle it. A Different Lens explores the challenges of an ageing population.
'It felt like a prison'
Around 6000 Australians aged under 65 live in nursing homes, cut off from their families and peers, with inadequate support for their disabilities.
Regulatory failure in gambling runs deep, and is a major political problem.
Sore spot in aged care
Using pressure injury rates to target underperforming nursing homes is critical to improving Australia’s aged care system.
Refining pill regimes
Sixty-three per cent of Australian aged care residents take at least nine different medications regularly.
Restraint of the aged
Regulating physical restraint of the elderly in nursing homes is a step in the right direction, but more still needs to be done to educate the sector on alternatives.
Too late for the old
By the time the aged care royal commission's recommendations lead to improvements in our nursing homes, four cohorts of residents will have died. Here's why.
Gender equality: it's everyone's business
We need to think about the problems that men and women face not as competing priorities but as part of the same toxic social problem.
Unmasking the hidden terror of family violence
Family violence has been dragged into the open in countries around the world.
Barbara Barbosa Neves
Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
PhD Candidate, Centre for Health Economics
Professor (Research), Centre for Health Economics
Associate Professor (Research), Centre for Health Economics
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Forensic Medicine
Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Senior lecturer, Management Accounting & Accounting Info Systems
Vivian Bullwinkel Chair Palliative Care, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Lecturer, (Practice) in Geriatrics
Lecturer, Curriculum & Pedagogy
Teh Pei Lee
Associate Professor & Head, School of Business, Director, Gerontechnology Laboratory
Adjunct lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Research Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law
Professor of Sociology
Professor of Criminology
Director, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences