We often hear the term Duty of Care casually thrown around in the workplace, especially in the aged care setting, but what does it actually mean and how does it interact with Dignity of Risk? If you work in the aged or disability sector you have both a legal and moral...
Do you ever wonder what Donna and I discuss apart from projects we're working on? Here’s an example: Carrie: Mum called me yesterday, she’d had to go out to the Telstra shop to sort out her new internet account. Fair enough, she felt it was easier and faster than...
I can’t remember who said that famous quote…”time waits for no man (or woman)”, but I’m sure many of you out there have heard it and probably know its origin. I don’t think there are too many people on this planet who don’t feel the seemingly innate ‘tick’...
Come on, you know what they are: lovey dearie old fella oldie the old fart you old folks young man or young lady over the hill The ‘dirty words’ are those that attach an ageist attitude towards older people. After all, I take offence at the young cashier at the...
Maybe it’s the combination of having both ‘Personal Care’ and ‘Clinical Care’ in the one standard that makes this a tricky Standard to unpack. I know some of you don’t provide clinical care, but stick with me here. Both types of ‘care’ are really important in helping...
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