Medico-legal death investigation
Joseph is a practising consultant physician in geriatric medicine with research interests in medico-legal death investigation, elder abuse and "dignity of risk", as well as quality of clinical care, performance measurement and patient safety.
He established the Health Services Research Unit at the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine after completing the Doctorate of Philosophy investigating the relationship between quality of care and performance indicators.
Joseph Ibrahim's Articles
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.
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.
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.
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.