Welcome to the final issue for 2018. We present the findings of the Coroner’s Inquest into a resident death at an aged care facility in Oakden, South Australia, that occurred in 2008. The finding was delivered in September this year, more than 10 years after the death of the resident.
Read the article: https://theconversation.com/its-hard-to-think-about-but-frail-older-women-in-nursing-homes-get-sexually-abused-too-107013 We don’t often think of older women being victims of sexual assault, but such assaults occur in many settings and circumstances, including in nursing homes. Our research, published this week in the journal Legal Medicine, analysed 28 forensic medical examinations of female nursing home residents who had allegedly been victims of sexual assault in Victoria […]
Welcome to the second edition of the year, one that features a new editor and a single RACC theme that despite its existence, is one that is seldom talked about. Our guest editor is Briony Jain (nee Murphy) who recently completed her PhD on suicide in residential aged care services. In this edition, we draw on two coronial cases – one from Australia and another from Canada, that highlight this complex and troubling theme.
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.
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 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.