Aged Care Enquiry!

Aged Care Enquiry!

You are probably aware of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, there are occasional media reports on the progress of the hearings.  Like most Royal Commissions this one was triggered by an outcry.  The horrors of the abuses at Oakden Nursing Home...
End of Life Law

End of Life Law

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) will come into force in Victoria in June 2019, becoming the first law in Australia since the rescinded NT legislation to permit voluntary assisted dying.  This is only the tip of the iceberg as in Western Australia a Bill to...
Dr William McBride – Ethics

Dr William McBride – Ethics

As often happens I experienced an intersection between two issues.  I was researching nursing ethics and then read an article published by the ABC written by Dr Norman Swan revisiting his experience of and knowledge about Dr McBride who had recently died (29 June...
New Aged Care Standards

New Aged Care Standards

New Aged Care Standards Considerable media coverage and notification from the Commonwealth Department of Aging has informed us of about the implementation of a Single Aged Care Quality Framework. While no one working in Aged care environments would argue against a...