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01.10.2020

Ageing is not just about decline, says ageing researcher

There’s a shift happening in ageing research and education. It’s a shift, which not only recognises older people’s contribution to society but is also removing outdated ideas that define ageing as a time of deterioration and decline. Dr Jed Montayre, Senior Lecturer from Western Sydney University, is a researcher whose work is redefining the way…

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28.09.2020

Western Sydney research aims to improves lives of patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disorder, and if left untreated, increases a patient’s risk of stroke, heart failure and dementia. But many patients are not adequately informed about their condition and what they can do to manage it well. For this reason, Dr Caleb Ferguson, Registered Nurse and Heart Foundation Senior…

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14.09.2020

A critical shortage of community nurses to be addressed in new project by CANR

In the next decade, the community sector faces a critical shortage of community nurses. To address this issue, the ‘Cast-a-Net’ research project, funded by a WSU-SWSLHD Primary and Community Health Partnership Grant and run by the Centre for Applied Nursing Research (CANR), is currently examining the workload of community nurses in South West Sydney. Using…

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07.09.2020

NEWS: A postdoc Association for SWS

Post-doctoral researchers in South West Sydney now have a new way to stay-in-touch and collaborate with their colleagues with the establishment of the Ingham Institute Postdoc Association. The idea for the Association came up following discussions between Research Fellow, Vikneswary (Vicky) Batumalai from the Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CCORE) Group at Ingham and Professor…

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01.09.2020

English language proficiency and concordance between doctors and patients in ED: a research study

A study looking into the experiences of Arabic-speaking people at Fairfield Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) has found that recent migrants, those with more severe illness, and people from NESB who are not supported by an interpreter, are at risk of miscommunication. “This communication can lead to errors, patient dissatisfaction and most worryingly, patient harm,” explains…

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