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Quality of care

Nurse education, the forgotten discipline

Vivienne Decleva's picture

Nurse education does not have the same level of recognition as other disciplines. Dr Vivienne Decleva wishes the nursing profession would recognise this specialised field more formally.

Empowering people of all abilities

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The 3rd of December is the International Day of People with Disability. This year's Patron of the day, John Walsh AM, says the NDIS can support greater independence for people of all abilities while returning an economic benefit to Australia.

We need a disability abuse Royal Commission

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A Senate report has recommended a Royal Commission into Violence against People with Disability. Craig Wallace says the abuse being perpetrated on some of the most vulnerable people imaginable, often by those institutions meant to care for them, needs to stop.

Autism, choice and control under the NDIS

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The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is an opportunity for people with Autism to speak out and secure the support they need to live their life and to attain their goals. Nancy Sadka explains how funding under the NDIS is shaped with a person-centered plan.

Inclusion matters

International Day of People with Disability logoThe 3rd of December is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). It aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Autism, early intervention and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

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Early intervention can play a vital role in the development and wellbeing of a child with Autism, but what is the cost and who will pay for it? Dr Nancy Sadka has some answers for parents and carers.

We need to protect older people from abuse

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Existing laws in Australia don’t effectively protect all older people against abuse. Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Susan Ryan calls for a national approach to tackling elder abuse that focuses on human rights.

Do it with heart

Big Heart Appeal logoThe Big Heart Appeal in September is the Heart Foundation’s largest community-led campaign. Each year, over 120,000 volunteers come together to help.

Join the fight

Blue September logoGet blue this month and raise funds for research into cancer affecting men. Blue September supports Australian Prostate Cancer Research (APCR) and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Appeal to help end the heartache of Australia’s No.1 killer

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The Heart Foundation is running its yearly Big Heart Appeal. The National CEO of the Heart Foundation Mary Barry says investing in cardiovascular research is one of the best ways to fight heart disease.