Monthly Archives: June 2017

Who’s Watching The Watchdog?

The Federal Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, has announced an independent review to find out why aged care quality regulators failed to identify the extent of mistreatment of residents at the South Australian Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service.
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We need to talk…

Australians are typically reluctant to discuss dying. it’s almost a cultural taboo. As a community, we struggle to talk about death. We prefer euphemisms such as “passed on” and “resting in peace” over direct speech and we tend to focus more on hopes for the next medical breakthrough than on the limits of health care when death is near.
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