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Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations: The Honourable Grace Grace
Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

Ten Queensland state primary schools are piloting a respectful relationships program dealing with issues such as family violence, respect for women and girls, compassion and gender equality. 
The Palaszczuk Government is partnering with Our Watch and the Luke Batty Foundation to deliver the 18-month pilot program in support of its measures to stamp-out bullying and domestic violence.

Not Now, Not Ever - Brisbane


Physician Who Gave Unneeded Chemo Gets 45 Years in Prison


Farid Fata, MD, the oncologist who got rich administering excessive or unnecessary chemotherapy to hundreds of patients, including some who DID NOT HAVE CANCER, was sentenced to 45 years in prison today by a federal judge in Detroit, Michigan.
The sentence came after the 50-year-old Dr Fata heard the judgement of patients and family members who testified earlier this week to the excruciating physical and psychological harm he caused.

One of them was Laura Stedtefelt, who said the oncologist had overtreated her late father for lung cancer to the point of killing him, according to an account in the 

New campaign says GP not ED


Media Release
Minister for Health
The Honourable Lawrence Springborg

 
New campaign says GP not ED

A new marketing campaign aims to improve Emergency Department wait times by encouraging patients to visit their GP, instead of hospital Emergency Departments.

Health Minister Lawrence Springborg said Queensland Health had begun planning the campaign to reduce the thousands of unnecessary ED presentations to Queensland hospitals every year.
“We have a strong commitment to improving frontline health services and ensuring that Queenslanders get the very best of care,” Mr Springborg said.

Healthcare Elective at MGSM 2014

MBA in Healthcare? 

Macquarie Graduate School of Managementwill once again offer a subject specifically designed for Healthcare Managers. MGSM recognises that industry-specific training for future healthcare leaders as critical to meeting the demands of Australia’s ageing population, as well the general increasing demand on health care services, tight government budgets and continuing global economic uncertainty.

Topics will range from the local health scene to global healthcare and cover health economics; policy and practices; funding mechanisms; medical law and ethics.

R U 4 'RU486'?

R U 4 'RU486'?

The general sentiment of the Hippocratic Oath is still taught around the world wherein the medical fraternity should "first do no harm then do some good". Depending on which version you read this sentiment polarises opinion. Looking to the actual text the Classical version states that "I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art" whereas the Modern version states that "I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.
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