The Australian population is ageing. In 2017, fifteen percent of Australians were aged 65 yrs or more. That is 3.8 million people. And this is expected to rise to twenty-two percent by 2057. A growing number of these people will require ongoing care in an aged care facility. But the truth is, the numbers of registered and … Continue reading Who cares about aged care?
Whether you are admitted to a hospital, or seeking the medical attention from a community health service, there are times when personal or social difficulties are all tangled up with your actual health issue. Sometimes those issues may seem overwhelming and seemingly unsolvable. Sure. But these other things aren’t ‘health’ issues are they?Absolutely they are. … Continue reading Roles: Social Worker.
How come I have been waiting to be seen in the Emergency Department for 2 hours, and that lady walks in and goes straight through? That is just not fair.Everybody understands what a queue is. And it seems like a fair and reasonable way to be seen. After all, it works for banks, and GP … Continue reading So whats the deal with Emergency Department Triage?
Susan Silk is a clinical psychologist who is also a breast cancer survivor. In a story for the Los Angeles Times, her friend Barry Goldman recounts the day a friend wanted (needed) to visit her immediately following surgery: Susan didn’t feel like having visitors, and she said so. Her colleague’s response? “This isn’t just about … Continue reading Care goes in. Crap goes out.