Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
05 May, 2020

This week: COVID-19: An opportunity to upskill - Learning to live with coronavirus - Tool measures quality of life in patients with dementia - and more.

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Maintaining the resilience of the healthcare ecosystem in Australia

Prior to COVID-19, the healthcare system in Australia had already recognised the importance of digital health. This has provided great aid to the nation in its battle against the virus as reflected by the now flattening of the curve reflecting the number of coronavirus cases within the country. - 


Thousands of medical students to boost Australia and New Zealand's hospital staff

Thousands of medical students could bolster hospital ranks in the event of a spike in coronavirus cases.
New paid positions have been created for almost 3800 final-year medical students to assist doctors and nurses fighting the pandemic. -


COVID-19: An opportunity to upskill 

ACN Member Julie Tucker MACN works at a large metropolitan hospital in a large tertiary setting. She works in women and children’s area and her specialty is pelvic floor dysfunction in women of reproductive age. As with everything else, Julie’s work has shifted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. -


Australia must learn to live with coronavirus: Disease expert

The virus will be part of our lives until an effective vaccine arrives – because elimination is ‘very unlikely’. That is the view of infectious disease specialist and microbiologist Peter Collignon, a professor at the Australian National University and former World Health Organization (WHO) advisor. -


Tool measures quality of life in patients with dementia

Researchers from the University of Queensland have devised a new tool to measure quality of life in people with dementia — assessing five key domains: physical health, mood, memory, living situation and ability to do fun activities. -


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