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Communication rules when caring for the very sick.

The care goes in. The crap goes out. I wrote this article a while back looking at how we can behave whilst caring for someone in hospital undergoing a major healthcare episode. Sometimes they just need to vent. Susan Silk is a clinical psychologist who is also a breast cancer survivor.In a story for the […]

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Hospital ‘wardies’. They deserve our respect.

I recieved an email today from an emergency department nurse in Tasmania asking for a story a wrote a while back about the importance of hospital orderlies. It is probably even more relevent in these days of COVID-19 than ever before. Here it is…… In some hospitals they may be called orderlies or porters.In Australia […]

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Coronavirus and facemasks

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread with uncertainty, many people traveling in high risk areas are wearing some form of facemask as a primary means of protection. You can track the latest status of the virus here) The problem is that most people are not wearing them properly, do not understand the importance of […]

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