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.
Unlocking the school gates
Despite its illegality, 'gatekeeping' remains a barrier to inclusive education. But parents can find that knowledge is power in combating the practice.
Sore spot in aged care
Using pressure injury rates to target underperforming nursing homes is critical to improving Australia’s aged care system.
Preparing the paramedics
A new report reveals alarming statistics regarding male self-harm, and how first responders feel ill-prepared to deal with patients in mental crisis.
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.
Dignity of risk – when living better means living longer
Society’s perception of aged care must change from being a place of protection to a place where people actually live – and that means more autonomy for residents.
Assistant Lecturer and Research Assistant, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Professor and Head, Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Department of Forensic Medicine
Professor, School of Nursing & Midwifery
Professor, Addiction Studies and Services; Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine
Kate de Bruin
Lecturer, Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education