Justice for SEATO nurses?

Civilian nurses who voluntarily served during the Vietnam War campaigning for more than two decades to secure the same health entitlements accessed by the military will be forced to wait another year and a half despite achieving long overdue recognition for their selfless contribution. More than 200 nurses answered the Australian government’s call for civilian […]

Culture shift to change aged care

Every Australian needs to roll up their sleeves, embrace their own ageing and rethink their interactions with older people, says Dr Catherine Barrett. The former nurse and passionate aged care advocate was one of five finalists selected for the prestigious 2018 Human Rights Medal announced in December. The Human Rights Awards, established in 1987, are […]

The technology seeking to transform aged care

Groundbreaking flexible sensors fitted into the beds of aged care residents able to detect if they are in bed or not, breathing and track heart rate during the night could become the norm across the sector in years to come. The innovative research project got underway at RMIT University in Melbourne earlier this year thanks […]