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.
Lecturer, Occupational Therapy
Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Senior Lecturer, Sociology
Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law
Senior lecturer, Management Accounting & Accounting Info Systems
Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Vivian Bullwinkel Chair Palliative Care, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Lecturer, (Practice) in Geriatrics
Lecturer, Curriculum & Pedagogy
Professor of Sociology
Research Fellow, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Professor of Criminology
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Professor of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash Malaysia
Professor, Centre for Medicine Use & Safety
Adjunct lecturer, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Teh Pei Lee
Associate Professor & Head, School of Business, Director, Gerontechnology Laboratory