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Updated blood borne virus guidelines for health professionals in SA

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SA Health, 11 April 2019 The ‘Australian National Guidelines for the Management of Healthcare Workers Living with Blood Borne Viruses and Healthcare Workers who Perform Exposure Prone Procedures at Risk of Exposure to Blood Borne Viruses’ have been updated. They can be viewed on the Commonwealth Department of Health website. The guidelines are in two parts: Part A provides information and...

Interpreter trial ensures hospitals are no longer places where Aboriginal people ‘go to die’

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ABC News, ABC Kimberley By Matt Bamford,  Sat 7 Jul 2018  Many Aboriginal people feel like hospital is a place where they “go to die” but a groundbreaking trial is underway to change that. Interpreters have been introduced at hospitals in Western Australia’s far north to improve patients’ relationships with medical staff. Speaking between three and nine languages each, the...

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status, 2017

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Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Last updated: 15 June 2018 The Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status  aims to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The initial sections of the Overview provide information about the context of Aboriginal and...

Australia’s health 2018 (Report)

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare,  Release Date: 20 Jun 2018   Australia’s Health 2018 is the AIHW’s 16th biennial report on the health of Australians. It examines a wide range of contemporary topics in a series of analytical feature articles and short statistical snapshots. The report also summarises the performance of the health system against an agreed set of indicators...

Pregnant women are at increased risk of domestic violence in all cultural groups

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The Conversation, April 26, 2018 6.00pm AEST Domestic violence occurs across all age groups and life stages. Rather than reducing during pregnancy, expecting a child is a key risk factor for domestic violence beginning or escalating. Our research, published today in the journal BMJ Open, found that 4.3% of pregnant women due to give birth in Western Sydney disclosed domestic violence when asked...

Domestic violence leading cause of hospitalised assault among girls and women in Australia

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), 19 April 2017 Nearly 6,500 women and girls were hospitalised due to assault in Australia in 2013–14, with the violence usually perpetrated by a partner or spouse, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The data, available as part of a new series of fact sheets on selected injuries, shows that over...

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