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AIMS AND BACKGROUND Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia care nurses working in the community with carers of those who have a dementia. The aim of the competency project (2000-2003) was threefold. Firstly to work collaboratively with these specialist nurses to facilitate the development a competency framework that reflects the needs of the Admiral Nursing(More)
More detailed analysis of this data will continue. It will be combined with other more specific studies to provide a more focused view of some aspects of general practice. Requests for individual analyses of selected data will be accepted by the Family Medicine Research Unit. Contact Helena Britt on (02) 745 2633. The Unit has provided Australian Family(More)
BACKGROUND As our population ages, the proportion of drivers with dementia will continue to rise. Increasingly, health professionals are faced with the clinical dilemma of determining fitness to drive. Unfortunately, the management of drivers with dementia is fraught with hazards. OBJECTIVE This article attempts to provide an overview of the complex issue(More)
This paper is a summary of a report of a comparison of country and metropolitan general practice undertaken by the Family Medicine Research Unit, University of Sydney, and published as a supplement to the Medical Journal of Australia. The identified differences were not consistent across small medium and large country towns. The morbidity patterns were(More)
When the patient presents with the words, "I've got a pain in the gut", what are the most common diagnoses and how often does the problem remain undiagnosed? This paper describes what usually happens at encounters initiated by patient presentation of abdominal pain and is based on the results of the Australian Morbidity and Treatment Survey 1990-1991.
Older Australians are increasingly reliant on automobiles as their sole form of transport. As our population is ageing and the prevalence of dementia is increasing, it is anticipated that the number of drivers with dementia will rise over time. Much of the literature relating to driving and dementia focuses on safety rather than mobility. The objective of(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of cognitive training, specifically computerized cognitive training (CCT) and virtual reality cognitive training (VRCT), programs for individuals living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia and therefore at high risk of cognitive decline. After searching a range of academic databases (CINHAL,(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to review dementia nursing competencies. The objectives were to explain the relevancy of dementia competencies across care settings and levels of practice. BACKGROUND Dementia is strongly associated with increasing age and as the world population ages there is an imperative to ensure the healthcare workforce(More)
BACKGROUND Driving is a complex task. Many older drivers are unaware of their obligation to inform authorities of conditions which may impact upon their driving safety. AIMS This study sought to establish the adequacy of driving advice in electronic discharge summaries from an Australian stroke unit. METHOD One month of in-patient electronic discharge(More)