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Electronic Hell Records

24 MARCH, 2019 Wasted resourcesBurnoutUncertain future The siren song of 'easy to use' Electronic Health Records has turned into the furious pounding of endless keyboard clicks. Doctors have been transformed from diagnosticians into keyboard warriors. They are now the...

Twelve things the Royal Commission won’t cover

20 SEPTEMBER, 2018 Large variation in standards across nursing homesA fragmented industry, with 40% of homes facing bankruptcyLack of basic care, loneliness and outdated activities Just after Four Corners launched a two part investigation into aged care, and before...

Abuse in Nursing Homes

Abuse is more common that most people realise. Aged care training courses are paid to accept AND pass students, no matter how unsuitable they are. The health bureaucracy blocks complaints and hides information on reported errors. The victims are elderly and frail patients.

Electronic Hell Records

24 MARCH, 2019 Wasted resourcesBurnoutUncertain future The siren song of 'easy to use' Electronic Health Records has turned into the furious pounding of endless keyboard clicks. Doctors have been transformed from diagnosticians into keyboard warriors. They are now the...

Waiting for change…

18 NOVEMBER, 2018 Overwhelmed Emergency DepartmentsElderly patients with chronic conditionsOutdated treatments Generally, people attending hospital Emergency Departments are doing so because they think they'll receive immediate attention to their possibly critical...

High risk, poor outcome surgery

1 MAY, 2014 Lack of honesty about end of life Profits put before patients outcomes Intensive Care death A conflict of interest between large profits from performing acute surgery and patients with end of life conditions, can lead to terrible outcomes. An elderly man...

Syd’s story

Syd is an Australian woman who thought that having private health insurance would give her more accurate healthcare, by Australian private doctors, with no waiting periods. She was wrong on all counts. Syd is an active woman in her fitties who active and...

I’m not ‘old’, I’m you in 40 years

5 SEPTEMBER, 2018 Aged Technology Agism and exclusion Community programs A group of entrepreneurs, nurses and aged care reformists crammed into the first floor of RMIT’s Activator space in Victoria Street, Melbourne last Tuesday. The event was called Rethinking Aged...

Students, Seniors and Entrepreneurs

5 JANUARY, 2019 Work experienceFinal year studentsHelping small business Do you run a small business, a local charity or other entity that needs some help with web design, marketing or business planning but can't afford to pay a professional? Then consider the Student...