• Pandemic highlights e-health issues

    Open Forum     |      May 19, 2020

    Misinformation and mistrust of Australia’s COVIDSafe app underlines the need for standards to scope, develop, assess and roll out e-health services, according to Flinders University digital health experts.

  • Teens sought for lockdown mental health study

    Open Forum     |      May 15, 2020

    As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, a South Australian research team is looking at the impact of mass lockdowns on children’s mental health and wellbeing.

  • Nurses on the front line

    Open Forum     |      May 13, 2020

    It seems fitting that on the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, nurses are being celebrated the world over for their bravery, skills and sacrifice.

  • Australia must plan for the toll on mental health

    Yolande Hutchinson     |      April 30, 2020

    A UNSW Professor says long-term mental health issues are a hidden threat from COVID-19 in launching this year’s Australian mental health prize.

  • Nursing the next generation

    Tracey Bruce     |      April 29, 2020

    Health services need to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the work of the maternal and child health nurses who give preventative care and support to women and families in the community.

  • Nurses are not just needed now, they are essential to post-pandemic recovery

    Stacy Blythe     |      April 5, 2020

    Nurses have proven their worth during the COIVD-19 pandemic and they will also play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.

  • A chance to reframe health politics

    George Disney     |      March 30, 2020

    The response to COVID-19 is a reminder of the huge capacity of states to improve health outcomes and exposes how our acceptance of suffering on the basis of ‘affordability’ costs lives.

  • A global emergency demands a global solution

    Peter Drysdale     |      March 20, 2020

    Dealing with the crisis alone incurs only deeper health and economic costs. Tackling a crisis that knows no borders demands a truly global response.

  • Understanding – and enforcing – self-isolation

    Maria O Sullivan     |      March 20, 2020

    Australia will likely hit a peak in coronavirus cases around the height of flu season, further straining our health system and increasing the likely death toll. Getting a flu vaccination in addition to other health measures will help.

  • Testing new arrivals could save more lives

    Wayne Robertson     |      March 15, 2020

    It would be a tragedy if the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread because the authorities failed to give swab tests to everyone who meets the appropriate criteria.

  • Regional leadership and responses to the coronavirus

    ANU Editorial Board     |      March 14, 2020

    Greater communication and coordination between all countries is needed until the scientific community develops a vaccine to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

  • Australia could fare worse than China in the virus outbreak

    Open Forum     |      March 13, 2020

    Australia could see higher death rates from the novel coronavirus outbreak than China, due to our relatively older population and the more severe symptoms they suffer.