- Published: 16 January 2011
From the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety comes the excellent Farm Safety Toolkit for Rural General Practices which provides General Practitioners with summary information on the health of Farmers, who are at higher risk of fatal injury, cardiovascular disease, some cancers and suicide. The toolkit includes
- The Farmer Health Check-Up Checklist
- Information for General Practitioners
- Farm Health and Injury Prevention Resources for Farmers (with take home checklists)
- Clinic Posters, and
- Preventing Falls for Older Farmers
Click here to download the Toolkit.
- Published: 15 January 2011
Looking for information on Palliative Care? The Palliative Care Curriculum For Undergraduates (PCC4U) project is an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing that provides a series of online learning modules. The modules focus on developing the graduate capabilities in palliative care. The modules, which include a case study, video vignettes and current references, are:
- - Principles of palliative care
- - Communicting with people who have a life-limiting illness
- - Clinical assessment and intervention in palliative care
- - Optimising function in palliative care.
To access these modules visit the Teaching and Learning Jub at the PCC4U website.
- Published: 12 January 2011
On the 1st January, UN Women was officially launched. Formally known as the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women emerged from agreement by UN Member States – backed by strong advocacy from the global women’s movement – that more must be done so women can claim equal rights and opportunities. The new global website (www.unwomen.org) contains resources and information about the new entity.
- Published: 28 December 2010
The AFMW 2010 Annual General Meeting was held in Canberra on Saturday October 23 at the beautiful University House to discuss and celebrate the achievements of AFMW and medical women during 2010. The members present discussed and passed the AFMW Dying With Dignity Policy and Dr Raie Goodwach, VMWS President, spoke about the achievements of the highly successful Happy, Healthy Women project. The AFMW Executive met on October 23-24 to discuss AFMW's year and plans for the year ahead. The AFMW Executive will remain unchanged for the year ahead.
- Published: 28 December 2010
The first edition of the MWIA Young Doctors and Medical Students Newsletter is now available - click here to download!
- Published: 27 December 2010
Abundant evidence shows that young people's attitudes about gender and human rights affect their risk of HIV infection, unintended pregnancy, and intimate partner violence. Education can change people's attitudes, but programs and educators need practical tools for integrating gender and rights issues into their curricula. To help sex/HIV education programs incorporate gender and rights issues into their curricula, the Population Council has published an exciting new resource--It's All One Curriculum. Developed in collaboration with an international expert working group, this resource is available at no cost at www.itsallone.org.
Book 1: GUIDELINES - Curriculum content that places gender issues and human rights at the heart of sex and HIV education.
Book 2: ACTIVITIES - 54 activities that engage young people and foster critical thinking skills.
- Published: 26 December 2010
International Women's Day (IWD) was first declared in 1910 with the first IWD event held in 1911. 2011 sees 100 years of International Women's Day having been celebrated around the world.
The International Women's Day Centenary should make the women of past proud, the women of current inspired, and the women of the future envisioned. Women have made great strides in equality yet there is still a great deal to be achieved on many fronts and the 2011 IWD Centenary will provide a unique and global opportunity to reignite, inspire and channel women's equality for the future.