The five stages of grief don’t come in fixed steps – everyone feels differently

  Grief is an individualised process. Toa Heftiba/Unsplash Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne Grief can seem desolate for those in the thick of it who often feel unable to imagine a way out of their suffering. But, as time passes, the pain usually dampens or becomes more fleeting. Understanding the normal trajectory of grief matters for the person experiencing the grief and those treating them. … Continue reading The five stages of grief don’t come in fixed steps – everyone feels differently

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Case Study| Type 1 Diabetes

  There are an estimated 1.2 million people, living with diabetes and 85 per cent of them have type two, while the other 13 per cent have type 1 (Australian Government Department of Health, 2016). Genetics play a big part in the development of type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Destruction … Continue reading Case Study| Type 1 Diabetes

Australia’s residential aged care facilities are getting bigger and less home-like

Residential aged care facilities should be more like a home and less like a hospital. from shutterstock.com Ralph Hampson, University of Melbourne Most older people want to stay at home as long as they can. When this is no longer possible, they move into residential aged care facilities, which become their home. But Australia’s care facilities for the aged are growing in size and becoming … Continue reading Australia’s residential aged care facilities are getting bigger and less home-like

Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health

  Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health. Marion Michelle Jerome Sarris, Western Sydney University and Joe Firth, Western Sydney University When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health. Even those who … Continue reading Five lifestyle changes to enhance your mood and mental health