31
Mar

New telehealth guides for Australian healthcare professionals

The University of Queensland Centre for Online Health and PCHSS have developed new guides for Australian healthcare professionals who want to know more about telehealth consultations. The guide answers questions about How to get started How to communicate effectively What equipment is needed and how to set up your office. Telehealth guide for healthcare professionals
31
Mar

New telehealth guide for Australian consumers

The University of Queensland, Centre for Online Health and PCHSS have developed new guides for Australian consumers who want to know more about telehealth consultations. These guides answer questions like What are the benefits of telehealth? When is a telehealth appointment appropriate? What should I expect from my appointment? How do I prepare and have...
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9
Feb

Mapping the literature on the implementation of e-mental health programming

Mental illness is global health issue that, according to the World Health Organisation, will affect one in four people in their lives. To meet this growing challenge, both well-established and novel approaches will no doubt be necessary. Among the alternative models of treatment and prevention are e-mental health services, which comprise all technology-enabled therapies, such...
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16
Jan

In defence of thongs … and science

“A recent article in The Age advised against wearing thongs. It stated that thongs lead to poor joint alignment that damages joints; and damaged joints require surgery. The reality is that wearing thongs is just fine, and most damaged joints do acceptably well without surgery.” Read the full story in Professor Rachelle Buchbinder‘s The Age article, In...
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13
Dec

60 Seconds with …. Sharon Sanders

How would you describe your research? I am doing research in the area of overdiagnosis, specifically overdiagnosis in non-cancer conditions.  Overdiagnosis happens when a person receives a diagnosis they don’t need. In other words, they receive a diagnosis that ends up causing more harm than good. The idea that a diagnosis is not necessarily “good”...
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4
Dec

New study on children’s acute abdominal pain care points to deviations from established best practices

A child suffering from acute abdominal pain may receive notably different care based on where he or she is taken for medical attention. This is a finding at the heart of a new study by the PCHSS’ Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski, Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite and colleagues — in collaboration with CareTrack Kids—published in BMJ Quality...
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