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Picking apart conscientious objection in healthcare

How much should healthcare be left up to a clinician’s own discretion? This question will be unpacked by Dr Doug McConnell, from Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at a conference focussed on conscientious objection. McConnell ...

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Older Australians’ household wealth rising: report

Australians aged 55–64 represent the wealthiest households in Australia, while those over 65 have experienced the fastest growth in household wealth, a longitudinal study has found. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Report found that prior to 2014, ...

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Paroxetine found ineffective, possibly harmful

The re-examination of a study that initially found psychiatric drug paroxetine to be a safe and effective treatment for depression in adolescents, has concluded the treatments drug to be ineffective and associated with serious side effects A team of international researchers, led by ...

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RN students need better dementia training: care provider

More dementia training is necessary in degree courses for undergraduate RNs, a dementia care leader has argued. General manager of residential services at dementia and aged-care specialist HammondCare, Angela Raguz, said some RN graduates employed in dementia-specific services had received as ...

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Young eye for the old guy

High school students and aged-care residents will link up to learn about online safety. University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and campus-based organisation iDcare, which supports victims of identity crime, launched the program in an effort to reduce online identity ...

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