Partly due to the recent American Presidential election and also because of a Queensland Parliamentary vote, abortion is being talked about once more.
The NDIS is structured on the insurance model. This is to ensure social programs are met and empowerment is encouraged.
The AMA claims to represent all Australian doctors, but in reality consulted less than a third of them.
Recently the French State Council ruled that expressions of happy children with Down syndrome were
The big justification for these sorts of Nanny State regulations is the costs to the health system when people need medical treatment due to their poor choices.
While I have high regard for the way the union represents the workplace interests of nurses and midwives, its highly partisan involvement in the political debate over legalising euthanasia is causing great unease.
More than 6 million citizens of the EU have kicked their tobacco habit by puffing vapes loaded with nicotine.
In contrast, the prevention of fatal diseases leads to an increase in healthcare spending. This is because the extra years of life generated inevitably result in an increased need for treatment.
The cruel consequences of the of the vague wording of the Expected Outcomes in nursing homes can be illustrated by reference to the care provided to my mother.
In 1907 ‘senility’ was the fourth largest cause of death, but as the years passed it became unfashionable as well as unscientific to specify such a cause, and by the late 1960s it had passed from the ICD.
At present, roughly 75% of all elderly Australians are suffering from some form of chronic condition.
Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash rightly suggests 'governments can't force-feed healthy food to people'. But she established the Healthy Food Partnership to try.