Food as Medicine: Food, Fertility and Pregnancy
Help your patients use foods and nutrition to assist in conceiving and achieving good pregnancy outcomes. Course endorsed by the ANMF. Starts 23 July 2018. Available for registration at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/fam-pregnancy
Applications open for 2018 National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study
Are older Australians receiving the medical care that they want, and how well does their care align with their personal values and preferences? To help answer this question, researchers are looking for health care organisations to take part in a ground-breaking study about Advance Care Directives (ACDs) in health care services. Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) has opened applications for the National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study 2018, the first of its kind in Australia.
Following a successful pilot study last year, the Australian Government-funded research involves auditing the health records of people aged 65 and over to determine the prevalence of ACDs and other advance care planning documentation. The overall aim is to create a national dataset of ACD prevalence and evaluate how well an individual’s clinical care plan aligns with their personal preferences, as outlined in their ACD.
More information and an online application form are available at www.advancecareplanning.org.au/prevalence. Applications will close on Thursday 26 July.
NTEU Joan Hardy Scholarship for post-graduate nursing research – Call for applications 2018
The NTEU is again offering this scholarships in 2018. The application deadline is Friday 27 July 2018. A decision will be made in late August 2018. The Joan Hardy Scholarship is available for any student undertaking a study of nurses, nursing culture or practices, or historical aspects of nursing as a lay or professional practice. The student need not therefore be or have been a nurse and can be undertaking the study in disciplines/schools other than nursing. A sum of $5000 will be paid in two instalments; half on the awarding of the Scholarship and the remainder on evidence of submission of the thesis. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic award of an Australian public university, and expect to submit the thesis within one year of being awarded the Scholarship. This scholarship recognises the contribution the late Joan Hardy made to higher education and higher education unionism in over 30 years of activism.
For more information go to: http://www.nteu.org.au/myunion/scholarships
Dementia Australia Research Foundation Training Fellowships in Nursing
The Dementia Australia Research Foundation is offering for the first time Training Fellowships to Australian-based health professionals to undertake projects in any area of dementia research. The award aims to build capacity in dementia research by encouraging health professionals to develop ideas that will ultimately improve outcomes for people living with dementia, their carers and families. The Fellowships will also enable applicants to receive mentoring by an experienced dementia researcher or team.
Up to two, $30,000 Training Fellowships for health professionals are on offer and applications are now open. To submit an application or to find out more, please visit the Dementia Australia Research Foundation grants page. Applications close Monday 13 August 2018, 5.00pm AEST.
The Severe Asthma Toolkit
This independent and contemporary online education and training resource provides multidisciplinary clinicians with the latest information and resources to aids in optimising care for people with severe asthma.
The toolkit was developed by a team of multidisciplinary clinicians from around Australia and Internationally. We designed this toolkit to target a broad audience that includes the settings of primary and tertiary care, as well as the many disciplines involved in severe asthma management, including: physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, pharmacists and psychologists. It is also hoped that the toolkit will allow clinicians in geographically diverse regions access to evidenced based education and training.
The Toolkit’s modules put information at the fingertips of clinicians, while also serving as a long-term education resource. Modules include:
- What is Severe Asthma?
- Diagnosis & Assessment
- Living with Severe Asthma
- Establishing a Clinic
The Severe Asthma Toolkit is available at toolkit.severeasthma.org.au.
9th Annual Correctional Services Healthcare 2018
Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
View conference flyer for full details and register at www.informa.com.au/correctional
This conference has been approved for 15 CPD hours by the ANMF Continuing Professional Development Program
Health professionals - Become an Agent of Change
Agents of Change gives nurses with patients with dementia and/or their carers the opportunity to join the first online Quality Improvement Collaborative to improve dementia care. Participants will be supported to develop their own action plan to improve access to either exercise or carer support (their choice). Action plans can be big or small, but are intended to be embedded and delivered within the nurses’ existing time and resources. They will be supported by clinical, quality improvement, and consumer experts (and others in their collaborative). Activities will be done within the nurses’ existing CPD requirements (and will fulfil these), and they will have access to a $1000 stipend to present their work at a conference or meeting of their choice. The program runs over 18 months beginning with an orientation in April 2018 (tentative). Contact Monica Cations (project coordinator) for more information on email@example.com or (02) 8338 7221. Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/cdpc/news-events-participation/agents-of-change.php
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement Education
The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement provides training and consultancy to many organisations and programs within local government, schools and support services, hospitals, university departments, health centres, residential care services and community groups. As the largest national provider of grief and bereavement education, the Australian Centre of Grief and Bereavement can provide your organisation and your people, with a range of customised training and consultancy that is research-informed, high quality and at a competitive cost and a time and location this is suitable for you. Register your interest today by visiting our website www.grief.org.au and completing the online enquiry form.
There are an estimated 42 million concussions globally each year. Australians love their sport and the risk of concussion is high in a number of sports. The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), would like us all to know more about our brain and the science of concussion. Click on this link to discover QBI resources and publications to help you better understand Concussion.
Postnatal depression & anxiety: new ways of understanding & responding effectively to risks
A webinar for professionals working with parents with infants was held on 19th October across Australia.
This webinar aimed to:
- identify common risks for postnatal mental health problems
- introduce new and practical ways of addressing these risks in your practice
- demonstrate evidence-informed e-resources for practitioners to use with parents.
The resources and recorded version of the webinar are available for viewing here: https://jeanhailes.org.au/health-professionals/webinar-library/postnatal-depression-anxiety-responding-to-risks