Episode 18: Dementia and changed behaviours: a person-centred approach
In this episode Dr Anna Samecki talks with accredited pharmacist Kara Joyce, who has been overseeing the new NPS MedicineWise program on Dementia and changed behaviours: a person-centred approach. They discuss the main issues facing aged care, specifically from a dementia and changed behaviours perspective, the impact of COVID-19 on this space, the importance of person-centred care, and what resources are available for health professionals to support consumers, their families and carers.
Episode 17: Supporting clinicians to provide safe and quality health care
In this episode Steve Morris interviews Dr Robert Herkes, Chief Medical Officer with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care to discuss how the Commission has been supporting clinicians during COVID-19. They also discuss medication safety and invite listeners to hear more at the virtual National Medicines Symposium (NMS) 2020 to be held on Monday 7 December.
Registration for NMS 2020 is now open.
We welcome all delegates and look forward to seeing you online at this virtual event for National Medicines Symposium 2020 to be held on 7 December 2020.
Opioids: Communication videos
This video explores conversations between health professionals and patients and outlines ‘motivational interviewing’, the recommended evidence-based communication approach for these conversations.
Opioids information video
This animated video from NPS MedicineWise and the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) provides information to people who may be considering taking opioids for chronic (ongoing) non-cancer pain.
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A primary care data and quality improvement program developed and managed by NPS MedicineWise with funding support from the Australian Government Department of Health. MedicineInsight supports quality improvement in general practice, post-market surveillance of medicines, Australian health policy and primary care research.
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