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Case study|Post -Operative care| Septoplasty

ISOBAR Hand Over I, Patients name is Kelly, she is 49 years old, has a history of difficulty breathing which affects her sleep. S, Patient has just come back from the theatre with a nasal bolster which has moderate sanguineous discharge, she has just gone through a septoplasty with a right ethmoidectomy and is needing post-operative care. O, Patient’s vital signs are: T-36.4 digress, HR-68bpm, … Continue reading Case study|Post -Operative care| Septoplasty

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