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Disability Support Toolkit for frontline workers – violence and abuse

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1800RESPECT, March 2020 The Disability Support Toolkit has resources for front line workers supporting people with disability who have been impacted by violence and abuse. People with disability are 1.8 times more likely to experience violence and abuse, including more varied forms of abuse. (Source: AIHW Report 2019.) They are also less likely, and take longer to reach out for support. This...

New Question Builder tool assists patients’ health literacy

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality/Healthdirect Australia The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and Healthdirect Australia have jointly launched the Question Builder, a free web-based tool to help people prepare for their medical appointment and make the best use of the time with their doctor.  Question Builder is a free web-based tool to help you prepare for a...

Improving health literacy
: guidelines

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Clinical Advisor, July 03, 2016 It is no longer recommended that patients with low health literacy be identified. Instead, Universal Health Literacy Precautions are recommended. While some providers are concerned that using plain language with health-literate patients will offend, studies show that patients with adequate health literacy prefer to receive health information in an easier to...

New resource showing the teach back technique in hepatitis B context

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Melbourne Primary Care Network, July 2015 This 9-minute video demonstrates the use of Teach Back in a Hepatitis B context. Teach back is a technique clinicians can use with clients to reduce the chance of misunderstanding important health information. The technique can assist patients to understand and engage in their own...

Advancing sexual and reproductive wellbeing in Australia: the Melbourne Proclamation

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Media Release, 4 May 2015 The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) have today launched a new policy document designed to advance sexual and reproductive wellbeing in Australia. The ‘Melbourne Proclamation’ provides recommendations in ten key action areas, developed to reflect discussions at the recent Second National Sexual and...

Resource: CALD communities, sexually transmissible infections and viral hepatitis

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Multicultural Health and Support Service A popular resource for those who work with CALD communities is the manual CALD communities, sexually transmissible infections and viral hepatitis . The latest edition is the third one, released in 20111, by the Multicultural Health and Support Service (Victoria). This edition covers: how culture interacts with health and sexuality the impacts of migration...

Welcome to SASHA

SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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