Tag Archives: University of Queensland

Compulsory Community and Involuntary Outpatient Treatment for People With Mental Illness (JGCR / Cochrane Database)

Summary It remains uncertain whether compulsory community treatment for people with severe mental illness actually improves clinical outcomes and / or social functioning or reduces the level of usage of health services. A recent pilot study investigated old age psychiatrists’ … Continue reading

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NHS World Class Cancer Care Aim: Four Week Cancer Waiting Time for Testing and Treatment (BBC News / NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary NHS England’s Cancer Taskforce has ambitious plans to improve performance and quality in cancer care. The new 2020 target involves patients receiving results from cancer tests within four weeks of referral by a GP. Older radiotherapy machines are to … Continue reading

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Physical Activity to Prevent Cognitive Decline and Dementia (BMC Public Health)

Summary A further systematic review has been published on the likely beneficial effects of physical activity in the prevention or long-term avoidance of cognitive decline and dementia. Full Text Link Reference Blondell, SJ. Hammersley-Mather, R. Veerman, JL. (2014). Does physical … Continue reading

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The Francis Inquiry Re-Interpreted in the Light of Classic Social Psychology Experiments

Summary The Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry goes into some detail when considering the impact of social influences on nursing staff and other NHS employees. Volume 3, in particular, has large sections dedicated to NHS culture and values. … Continue reading

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Survey of the Queensland Healthcare Workers’ Attitudes Towards Dementia Care and Training (BMC Geriatrics)

Summary This article discusses a survey exploring the relationships between staff attitudes towards dementia, self-confidence in caring for people with dementia, and dementia education and training in Queensland during 2012. The results reflect the importance of self-confidence and dementia education … Continue reading

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Burden of Depressive Disorders: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide (back pain being the primary cause), according to an international review of research. Experts urge that this disease should be treated as a public health priority globally. Read more: BBC News: Depression: ‘Second … Continue reading

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Predictors Of Fracture: Falls in Hospitals and Residential Care Facilities (BMJ Open)

Summary A study of the predictors of fall-related fractures in healthcare settings was performed to identify any association between fall-related factors and fracture outcomes. A retrospective study of data from 197 public healthcare facilities in Queensland (Australia) was performed, including falls … Continue reading

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