The death of Florida nursing home residents whose air-conditioning failed last week during Hurricane Irma highlights the tragic consequences of some of our most vulnerable citizens during a natural disaster.
Head over to The Conversation where Professor Joseph Ibrahim has published an insightful article on the tragic dilemma of whether to evacuate a nursing home caught up in a natural disaster.
Welcome to the third issue of 2017. This issue will depart from our usual format in that we focus on the current landscape of how RACS are providing safe and high quality level of care to its residents.
The following is a list of the academic journal articles that the team at the RAC Communiqué and Health Law and Ageing Research Unit have published about residential aged care services. HLARU is a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in public health, aged care, health care and medico-legal death investigation led by Professor Joseph Ibrahim and is based at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University.
Welcome to the second issue of 2017. This edition focuses on one well-known high-risk medication, the oral anticoagulant warfarin. Similar issues appeared in cases we presented almost 10-years ago in the RAC-Communiqué December 2008. The cases included this time highlight the human factors or systemic issues around medication use and their management.
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Welcome to our first issue of 2017. We have kept this issue simple. Three cases are presented without any formal expert commentaries. This ‘back to basics’ format is intended to challenge you to be an expert. What do you think are the lessons? and, What would you have done differently in these situations?
Welcome to our 40th issue as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Over those 3653 days we have had many nervous and exciting moments. The support and generosity from the Ageing and Aged Care Branch of the Department of Health and Human Services (Victoria) has been amazing and without them we would not exist. The support of our subscribers and readers keeps us going to seek new ways of conveying information to improve the lives of patients, residents, family, friends and strangers. The movie ‘Happy Feet’ was a huge success in 2006 and in comparison our entry into the media was very low key.
Welcome to the third issue of 2016. This issue focuses on some of the legal aspects of providing care for older people.
Welcome to the second issue of 2016. We focus on the gaps in care that arise every year, in every human service, as a result of a much anticipated occasion, the festive season.
Welcome to our first issue of 2016, which is also the year that marks our tenth anniversary, and so we have a short report about the history of the RAC Communiqué.