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TED talk encourages nerds to talk sexy

15 September 2014

Melissa Marshall once had to teach a communications class to engineering students. In this 4-minute talk, Marshall explains how she taught scientists to better communicate their work to a general audience. If your job involves...

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Improving patient experience

28 August 2014

We’re always trying to think of innovative and creative ways to promote hospitals and specialty medical practices to patients and the referring community. Sometimes it is best to take a step back. Go back to...

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DonateLife Week 2014 - Have the conversation

26 February 2014

DID you know that one organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people? Organ and tissue donation saves lives. In 2013, organ donors gave 1,222 Australians a new...

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Let's talk about safe sex

28 January 2014

NEW statistics released last year at the Australasian Sexual Health Conference revealed some disturbing trends about sexually transmitted diseases. They also suggest the safe sex message is not always getting through to young...

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Cameras, ethics and clinical practice

12 August 2013


PROFESSIONAL medical photography is a widely established practice for evidencing care, recording patient condition and teaching. What is less understood is the extent and practice of clinician-taken medical photography during day-to-day clinical duties in Australian...

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A new website to improve public understanding about healthcare

15 June 2013

LOOKING for a website dedicated to improving the quality and flow of news, dialogue and public understanding about health care. Healthnewsreview evaluates health care journalism, advertising, information and messages that may influence consumers. It also...

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New collaborations in health policy reporting

14 June 2013

THE impact of media reporting on consumer understanding and expectations of health policy is now well known. Stories and recurrent story-lines about health evidence and interventions help to frame the public agenda and...

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The importance of health literacy

11 March 2013

HAVE you ever had to care or advocate for a family member or friend? Perhaps you've found yourself trying to navigate the complex web of specialists, in-patient administration counters, medication regimes, ward protocols or...

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'Wiki' guidelines: a new way to produce treatment guidelines

09 January 2013

NEW Australian treatment guidelines have been published in a new, ground-breaking format. The new ‘Clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of lung cancer’, released in late December, is available in a new ‘wiki’ format...

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