Without a vaccine, isolation remains the most effective means of controlling epidemics or pandemics, but there are better ways to implement it.
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.
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.
Dying with dignity
From today, Victorians at the end of their lives can request medical assistance to die – but the practice will be strictly regulated.
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.
Professor, General Practice
Associate Professor of General Practice
Emeritus Professor, Director, National Centre for South Asian Studies, Monash Asia Initiative /SOPHIS
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
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
PhD Candidate, Monash Bioethics Centre