Australian Health Review

Australian Health Review is a magazine focusing on Medicine


Vol. 42, No. 6, December

Future of Assisted Dying Reform in Australia
IntroductionIn November 2017, the Victorian Parliament passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic). Following a planned implementation period of 18 months, the regime will come into force on 19 June 2019. This will be the first time voluntary...
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Stakeholder Perceptions on Resident-to-Resident Aggression: Implications for Prevention
IntroductionResident-to-resident aggression (RRA) is an emerging area of study and concern internationally,1 yet remains underresearched in Australia despite its potentially serious implications for residents, staff, managers, providers and regulators....
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When Is a Medicine Unwanted, How Is It Disposed, and How Might Safe Disposal Be Promoted? Insights from the Australian Population
IntroductionMedicines that are out of date (expired), unused (unopened packs) or used (opened packs), and no longer required are considered to be 'unwanted medicines' and require safe disposal. Appropriate disposal of medicines is a quality use of medicines...
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Does the Professional Attitude of Physicians Always Affect Their Professional Behaviour? A Survey in Tertiary Hospitals in Nanchang City, China
IntroductionIn 2002, the American Board of Internal Medicine, along with other groups, published the Charter on Medical Professionalism, which has since been accepted by many professional organisations in the United States and other countries.1 Medical...
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Documenting the Process of Developing the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation
IntroductionOver many years, several countries across the world have legislated for their constituents to have control over their death; there are many commonalities and differences in the regulations surrounding the shape and practices including an...
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Clinical Activity Profile of Preregistration Physiotherapy Students during Clinical Placements
IntroductionPreregistration physiotherapy student clinical education within clinical practice settings is a core component of developing competent, effective and safe clinicians.1 The physiotherapy profession requires a significant level of clinical...
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Time to Establish Comprehensive Long-Term Monitoring of Australian Medical Graduates?
IntroductionAustralia' s 20 medical schools have quite different approaches to selection and educational approaches. Some are postgraduate, others accept undergraduate entry and the duration of their courses varies: 4, 5 or 6 years. The effect of variation...
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