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16 de Abril     Open Access  
A Life in the Day     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access  
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 233)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences : Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access  
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 6)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Best Practices in Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central European Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access  
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access  
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Full-text available via subscription  
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access  
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Family & Community Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access  
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 50)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access  
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Healthy-Mu Journal     Open Access  
HERD : Health Environments Research & Design Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Highland Medical Research Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Hispanic Health Care International     Full-text available via subscription  
HIV & AIDS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Home Health Care Services Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Hospitals & Health Networks     Free   (Followers: 4)
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
IMTU Medical Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Indonesian Journal for Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inmanencia. Revista del Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos (HIGA) Eva Perón     Open Access  
Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Sciences     Open Access  
Institute for Security Studies Papers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
interactive Journal of Medical Research     Open Access  
International Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal for Equity in Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

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  • Issue 114 - Reflections on a thirtieth birthday
    • Abstract: Draper, Mary
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Szoke, Helen
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - Model consumer activist - Joan Dorothy Byrne 10.2.1926 -
    • Abstract: Wadsworth, Yoland
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - Parking problems: An important access issue for Australian
           specialist metropolitan hospitals
    • Abstract: McGrath, Pam
      This paper documents the problems associated with metropolitan hospital parking for adult patients undergoing treatment for blood cancers, including diseases such as leukaemia, myeloma, lymphoma and related disorders). The findings are from a recent study, funded by the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (LFQ); the methodology for this study is published elsewhere (McGrath, 2014). Concerns associated with parking were recorded as of major importance requiring attention. The cost of metropolitan hospital parking was identified as one of the significant expenses associated with the treatment experience. For many people, there was no choice but to pay the high cost of parking. There were a wide range of strategies employed by individuals to try to avoid the high cost of parking, all with inherent problems. The discussion posits concerns with commercial parking at public hospitals and explores solutions.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - 'Consumer' should be a taboo word in public services
    • Abstract: Nunn, Jack
      Human rights are a powerful idea, but they only exist as words and actions. If we don't get the words right, then we can end up with the wrong actions.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - International AIDS Conference (July 19 - 25 2014 Melbourne).
           Peninsula Health works with the GLBTIQ community. A personal perspective
    • Abstract: Conlon, Julian
      In this article Julian Conlon describes his role as a consumer representative in the Peninsula Health Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) Community Advisory Group and his reflections after attending the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne in July 2014.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - Power of one
    • Abstract: Potter, Mary
      This article is a reproduction of the Bill Little keynote address given by Mary Potter at the South Sydney West Local Health District (SWSLHD) Consumer and Community Participation Forum held on the 17 of October 2014 in Campbelltown, NSW.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - Inventing the health issues centre
    • Abstract: Wadsworth, Yoland
      At the 1988 Health Issues Centre AGM in October, Yoland Wadsworth retired from the Committee of Management. In a speech and presentation to Yoland, Bill Newton credited Yoland not only as a founding member of the COM, but as the founder of HIC. He recalled the 'kitchen table' meetings of the initial group from the end of 1980, initiated by Yoland in the face of mounting threats to the Federal Community Health Program. Yoland has put on record those early days in the following article.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - Reflections on the consumer participation movement through
           Health Issues articles
    • Abstract: Biggar, Susan; Dawson, Maria Teresa; Lim, Esther
      Below are a series of selected abstracts of articles published by Health Issues over the last 21 years. These articles were selected because they reflect some of the main issues, principles, opinions, views and overviews of consumer participation in health in Australia. The articles are available on request.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - The quieter you become, the more you can hear
    • Abstract: Barry, Nicky
      It is thirty years since Health Issues Centre was first established to advocate for a consumer-focused and consumer-driven healthcare system that is accountable to the community it serves.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - HIC launch
    • Abstract:
      The Health Issues Centre was finally launched on September 3, 1985. The Minister for Health, David White, launched the Centre, and below is the text of his speech.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - HIC - up and running
    • Abstract:
      The idea for a Health Issues Centre has grown out of concern with the way the health system works, and frustration with the lack of success in attempts to alter it.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - Reflections: Twenty-one years of work at health issues centre
    • Abstract: McBride, Tony
      Health Issues Centre is 21 years old! At the Annual General Meeting on 16 October, we celebrated this wonderful achievement with a fascinating collection of stories and reflections about the Centre's work over that period. Speakers included many of the previous staff and Board members and many congratulated the Centre on its strong work over that time.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 114 - The 'building in' of Health Issues' own consumer participation
    • Abstract: Wadsworth, Yoland
      This is a brief memoir by one of the Health Issues Centre's founders of the earliest days as it began to set its consumer participation course - particularly through writing its first policy statements, developing the early issues of its journal, and publishing a series of influential booklets arguing for a 'health development' paradigm over a 'bio medical' one.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 111 - Increasing community control of primary health care
    • Abstract: McBride, Tony; Wilson, Rod
      If you have ever thought that the primary health care (PHC) system is difficult to understand and navigate, don't worry. It's not you. And if you thought communities and consumers had relatively little influence on the primary health care system, again you are not far off the mark, although to be fair there are some exceptions.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 111 - How improved access to interpreting services can also improve
           health literacy for patients with low English proficiency
    • Abstract: Assan, Me'ad; Vanstone, Rachel
      The effective communication of health information is essential for improved health literacy for patients of culturally and linguistically diverse background. Health practitioners working with patients with low English proficiency should engage interpreters to ensure effective communication when required; this will improve health literacy, patient safety and quality of care. The relationship between the interpreter, patient and health practitioner is complex and interdependent, resulting in factors that may arise for each person in the relationship and impact on whether an interpreting service is engaged when required. The solutions to overcome these factors are multifaceted; requiring interventions by government, health organisations, health practitioners and their professional bodies.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 111 - Exploring advance statements for mental health through
    • Abstract: Turton-Lane, Neil; Clarke, Yvette
      Suffering a mental health breakdown is a traumatising experience in itself, but it is compounded by the limited rights patients are granted under Victoria's current public mental health system. Unfortunately an individual's personal views on what medications or treatments are beneficial are rarely sought; either because at the time of hospitalisation the person is too unwell to engage in such a conversation, or no-one is willing to listen or take their views seriously.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 111 - Understanding psychosocial disability
    • Abstract: National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum
      The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) is the combined national voice for mental health consumers and carers in Australia. In this article, the NMHCCF discusses the support needs of the thousands of Australians who experience psychosocial disabilities. Understanding psychosocial disability and its social consequences is critical when discussing the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and ensuring it is able to meet its ultimate goal of providing individualised support for people with a disability, their families and carers.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 111 - Towards a partnership with consumers: Many steps in an
           unfolding journey
    • Abstract: Morgain, Lyn
      Western Region Health Centre's (WRHC) commitment to providing services that match the needs of the communities that we serve is embedded in our history.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 111 - Consumer perspectives on improving care of people with
           dementia in hospitals
    • Abstract: Biermann, Dianne; Major, Megan
      For people with dementia, hospitals can be especially confusing, frightening and stressful. In 2013, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released the report Dementia Care in hospitals: costs and strategies (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2013). This report found that people with dementia generally have a longer length of stay in hospital, and have higher associated costs of care, than other people without dementia. This was compounded by poor identification and documentation of dementia in hospital records, with almost half of the episodes for people with dementia having no record of dementia as either a principal or additional diagnosis.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 111 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Draper, Mary
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - Editorial
    • Abstract: Epstein, Merinda
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - Recovery colleges, co-production in action: The value of the
           lived experience in "learning and growth for mental health"
    • Abstract: Gill, Katherine H
      This paper explores the value of co-production, in the context of the recently established South Eastern Sydney Recovery College (SESRC). The SESRC is a pioneering educational initiative in Australia, focused on learning and growth for better mental health, and demonstrating advances in recovery-oriented public mental health service practice.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - Service users teaching the recovery paradigm to final year
           medical students. A New Zealand approach
    • Abstract: Gordon, Sarah; Ellis, Peter; Gallagher, Peter; Purdie, Gordon
      Stigmatising attitudes in medical students lead to discriminatory behaviours in medical professionals; these behaviours have serious consequences for mental health service users. This study examined the impact of introducing into the final year medical student curriculum two one-hour tutorials on the recovery paradigm. The tutorials had been developed and are delivered by service users.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - Educating and training health professionals in sensitive
           examinations - an important role for consumers
    • Abstract: Fairbank, Christine
      There are significant obstacles to medical students learning sensitive physical examinations. Yet it is imperative that they do so. At the University of Melbourne, this teaching is provided by the Clinical Teaching Associate Program. Men and women from the community (consumers) are recruited and trained to teach the students these necessary skills in consumer-led tutorials. As part of their evaluation, medical students are asked to assess their confidence in performing these examinations before and after the tutorial. Their confidence shows a marked increase after the tutorial.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - The role of consumers in participatory action research. A
           Canadian experience
    • Abstract: Pelletier, Jean-Francois
      This article describes a consumer- and carer-run Canadian agency that specialises in Community-based Participatory Research for citizenship-oriented mental health policies and systems transformation. In order to emphasise how consumers can genuinely benefit from CBPR, this paper discusses the perspectives of a number of consumers who discussed their role in participatory research. The consumers participated in a study for developing a mobile application on a tablet computer at the Institut Universitaire en Sante Mentale de Montreal Canada, where the International Program for Participatory Action Research (IPPAR) is located. Ethical approval was granted by the Institutional Review Board of the Institut Universitaire en Sante Mentale de Montreal.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - Australia could lead the world in involving the public and
    • Abstract: Nunn, Jack
      My work is about helping the public to get involved in improving health services and research by using learning and development opportunities. I have worked to establish national partnerships in three countries to support public and consumer involvement in research and developed models which have been identified as a best-practice in Europe.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - A quantitative and qualitative study of the well ways MI
           recovery peer education program
    • Abstract: Nunan, Cassy
      The findings of a quantitative research project and a qualitative evaluation demonstrate significant recovery outcomes for participants of the "Well Ways MI Recovery" peer education program. This paper describes how peers aid the process of recovering from the impact of mental illness.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - Consumers teaching consumers. A consumer and advocacy training
    • Abstract: Macheras-Magias, Mary
      No one tells you when you are first diagnosed with cancer that one of the side effects is public speaking or that your recovery might involve consumer advocacy. As a two and a half time survivor of cancer, I have experienced gaps in the system that I felt needed addressing. This was the impetus for my consumer involvement. Over the years this has expanded to include several roles on committees and projects. In recent years, my former life has also caught up with me: teaching. Both professionally and as a volunteer, I am involved in running consumer workshops and training. In this article I will focus on my volunteer-based work that involves developing and implementing training for consumers in consumer advocacy. This peer-to-peer model has been adopted successfully by Cancer Action Victoria (CAV).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - The consumer involvement station at the University of
    • Abstract: Grey, Felicity
      The Consumer Involvement Station (CIS) was created to strengthen mental health consumer-perspective across teaching, research and governance activities. The Station's first activity was the creation of a website, focusing on consumer perspective in education and training (predominantly, but not exclusively, of clinicians). The website provides conceptual and practical tools for strengthening the consumer perspective, explores the context for consumer perspective educator roles and offers inspiring examples of robust practice. The CIS website is part of the School of Nursing website at the University of Melbourne and can be accessed at the website: Consumer Involvement Station (CIS) (see Internet link below). This article introduces the CIS website, including the thinking behind it.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 113 - "Who's got the wheel' - Consumer leadership and
           co-production in the training of mental health clinicians
    • Abstract: Roper, Cath; Hopkins, Finbar; Houghton, James
      The aim of this article is to describe processes and practices of co-production by examining the development and delivery of a mental health training initiative by the University of Melbourne's consumer academic and mental health nurse academics.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 112 - Getting ready together: Austin Health prepares for Standard 2
    • Abstract: Oswin, Kathy; Robertson, Helen; Sieracka, Ania
      This article outlines how Austin Health prepared for the implementation of the Standard 2 requirements and how consumers were involved in that process. It also provides an overview of participation presented by two consumer representatives who were integral to the Austin Health's success. The article finishes with some questions that the consumers pose for further consideration and action.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 112 - Beyond the "tick box" approach
    • Abstract: Luxford, Karen
      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 112 - Making a difference: My experience as a consumer advocate
    • Abstract: Roos, Ian
      Being a consumer advocate is not something I intended to do when I retired. I had intended to spend more time on my hobbies and leisure activities. The problem arose when in 1999 I wrote to the Cancer Council Victoria recommending that they establish a consumer website as I had found the information in a North American website, specific to the treatment I was having, extremely helpful. That led to a meeting with Robyn Metcalfe, who involved me with Cancer Connect, a telephone peer support network service operating from Cancer Council Victoria. That in turn led me to meet Dorothy Reading (former Chair of The Cancer Council's Public Health Committee) and Doreen Ackerman (former Cancer Information and Support Service) and in 2005 I was invited to be part of a working group looking at setting up a cancer consumer advocacy group in Victoria.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 112 - Partnering with consumers for better care
    • Abstract: Poole, Naomi
      The 1978 Declaration of Alma Ata states that 'people have the right and duty to participate individually and collectively in the planning and implementation of their health care' (WHO 1978).

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 112 - Standard 2 - Partnering with health services - an insight into
           the highs and lows of one consumer representative's experience
    • Abstract: Kinahan, Jeanette
      Engaging with health as a 'community/consumer representative' is a challenging and formidable task - different but equal to any other role I have held in health. I have found this journey relies upon a combination of the intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and resources of the consumer, the 'good will' of government, health systems and services and the impetus of legislation, regulation and most recently accreditation.

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  • Issue 112 - Meeting diverse needs and providing critical support to
           partner effectively with consumers
    • Abstract: Nathan, Sally
      Governments in Australia and other countries are continuing to develop and implement policies relating to patient and public involvement in healthcare with mixed results (NHS, 2012, Tritter, 2011, Barnes and Coelho, 2009, Tritter and Lutfey, 2009). The 2012 National Safety and Quality Standards in Australia include an explicit standard on partnering with consumers (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2012). Recent multi-method research undertaken over three years across an Australia health service raises important questions for the implementation and evaluation of the new standard, including: - Does representation matter to the effectiveness of consumer and community involvement in improving health services' - Do consumer or community members who participate in health service processes influence policy and practice' - What are the critical supports required to enable these consumer or community participants to be influential and effective' (Nathan et al., 2013a, Nathan et al., 2013b, Nathan et al., 2011, Nathan, 2004, Nathan, 2013).

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  • Issue 112 - Peer work sharing of lived experience in mental health
           settings: A qualitative study
    • Abstract: McDonagh, Siofra; Cummins, Muriel; Gallagher, Aideen
      Historically, people who experience mental illness have been amongst society's most stigmatized; and this group continues to face significant challenges and barriers to participating actively as citizens. Shared experiences, particularly shared lived experiences of mental health issues, form the basis for peer support. These experiences engender the initial trust and credibility necessary for developing relationships in which individuals are willing to open up and discuss their problems despite concerns about stigma (Money et al. 2011). Recognising the benefits of peer support for consumers, this study aimed to explore the process of sharing a lived experience from a mental health peer worker perspective. Specifically, the study aimed to explore: - the process and outcome of sharing peer worker lived experience. - how professional boundaries are established and maintained in peer relationships. - the supports and barriers in enabling peer workers to execute their role effectively.

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  • Issue 112 - The Eastern Health experience: Laying the foundations for
           'Partnering with Consumers'
    • Abstract: Hendry, Tanya; Gatehouse, Jo
      Consistent with Victorian government policy, Eastern Health is committed to ensuring effective consumer, carer and community participation at the individual, program and organisational levels. Having adopted the Victorian Department of Health community participation policy (2006), the organisational commitment to consumer participation was already strong, when the Australian Commission introduced the National Safety and Quality Healthcare Standards. As such, Eastern Health was well positioned to meet the three criteria from standard two: Partnering with consumers. (NB: The word consumer in this article is an overall term referring to patients, clients, residents, carers and community members).

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  • Issue 112 - Fruitful discussion over lunch
    • Abstract: Baur, Klaus
      A single consumer engagement consultation by the Red Cross resulted in multiple service-wide consumer and staff benefits.

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  • Issue 110 - Sharing the PIE with consumers: A tool to support consumer
           participation and collaboration in evaluations
    • Abstract: Hider, Kim; Farjou, Dina
      Numerous drivers encourage, support and - in some instances - mandate consumer, carer and community participation within Australian health services. Some of these are more effective than others. Similarly, many factors influence the willingness of health services to monitor and evaluate their performance and quality of care. Whilst both are highly valued elements to improving health outcomes and providing quality health care, they are usually considered separately.

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  • Issue 110 - Executive conversation rounds - an innovative response to
           patient experience
    • Abstract: Hillis, Elaine; Edis, Karen
      Peninsula Health recognises the importance of listening to patients about their experience of health care. Through implementation of a patient and family centred approach that recognises the importance of partnering with consumers, listens to individual patient experience and includes patients and families as key members of the health care team, we are able to shape health care to better meet the needs of patients and families.

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  • Issue 110 - Where is the 'patient' in 'patient centred care''
    • Abstract: Dawson, Maria Teresa; Bruce, Nicola
      This article reviews a series of reports and articles about patient centred care and argues that 'the patient' is lost amidst current policy discussions and practical advice to adopt a 'patient centred' approach to health care. In early 2003, a group of experts in the US published a series of papers in the Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety under the banner of Microsystems in Health Care; the series outlined the difference between 'planning patient centred services' and 'planning patient centred care'. The distinction is that when planning patient centred services, the focus is on the inner workings, architecture and flow of the system providing the services, while when planning patient centred care the focus must shift to understanding and responding to the individual needs of patients and their families. We argue that most recommendations on patient centred care concentrate more on quality improvements to health service systems than on the needs of patients and their families. We recommend that to plan for patient centred care, health services should work to enable patients and their families to be involved in decision-making, not only about their own health and treatment but also in service planning, design, delivery and evaluation through participation, collaboration and partnerships.

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  • Issue 110 - In the patient's shoes: The Eastern Health Patient Experience
           of Care Program
    • Abstract: Hendry, Tanya; Gatehouse, Jo
      Eastern Health is highly committed to working in partnership with consumers, carers and the community to improve the quality, safety and experience of health care. 'A great patient experience' is one of five strategic priorities in the Eastern Health Strategic Plan 2010 - 2015. This priority commits Eastern Health to increase the organisation's capability and capacity to seek, respond to and better understand patient and carer feedback.

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  • Issue 110 - Patient safety: Improving the Victorian inter-hospital patient
           transfer system - a consumer's perspective
    • Abstract: Crellin, Wallace
      Imagine that you live in a country area and you have been admitted to the local rural hospital. After some examination and discussion, your doctor suggests that for you to get the best possible attention for your complaint, you should be moved to a bigger hospital where there is specialist equipment and staff who can give you the treatment you need. This is called an inter-hospital patient transfer and is a very common occurrence. Because of this, it's an important system for consumers to understand - and to help design and improve.

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  • Issue 110 - Patient-centred walk arounds at Austin Health: A consumer
           perspective on the project
    • Abstract: Oswin, Kathleen
      I began my involvement in health consumer issues rather recently when I became a consumer representative on the Austin Health Board Safety and Quality Committee (AHBSQC) in September 2011. This took me on a very steep learning curve in all the fascinating and challenging aspects of consumer health representation, not the least of which was trying to come to terms with the complexity of the huge, triple campus organisation that is Austin Health. I have been very grateful to the members of the AHBSQC, staff members and other consumer representatives at Austin Health for their generous welcome and their willingness to share their knowledge and time.

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  • Issue 110 - Architects of our own health care
    • Abstract: Harrower, Liat
      Imagine paying up-front and handing over the full design of something as personal as your family home. It sounds crazy but there was a time and place where this was a reality.

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  • Issue 110 - Unpicking perverse incentives: At the front of social change
    • Abstract: Fisher, Frank
      In, 'There's more to weight (obesity) than measures' The Age's Amanda Dunn makes the point that 'losing kilos is not just a matter of "energy in" and "energy out" but has to do with the way we construct our lives' (1.1.2012). In a 50-year engagement with chronic illness and the consumer health management movement, the types of changes I struggle for are exactly of this kind. Here is a neat little example.

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  • Issue 110 - The Recovery Hub: Hope, inspire, achieve
    • Abstract: Delphin, Alison
      The Recovery Hub is an innovative website and strength-focused resource enabling people to make informed decisions about their health, wellbeing and journey of recovery. It was developed by Wodonga Community Mental Health Service and is a health promotion tool. The website began as a resource to list services and information on recovery-oriented practice, but with community and service user feedback it was further developed to meet the needs of people living with mental health distress.

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  • Issue 110 - What's new at Health Issues Centre
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  • Issue 110 - Turning theory into practice: Involving patients and families
           in all aspects of health care
    • Abstract: Crock, Catherine
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  • Issue 108 - Putting the talk into action: Let's get physical to maintain
           wellness program
    • Abstract: Panesar, Narinder Pal; Elberich, Antonina; Grech, Leanne; Karindjias, Christopher; Powell, Jean; Oldham, James
      This article described a trial program in the Illawarra, NSW, Australia, encouraging people with a mental illness to become more active. The program has succeeded in getting mental health consumers and their carers regularly involved in sports such as ten-pin bowling, dancing, swimming, bushwalking, and going to the gym. This has increased their confidence and self-esteem.

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  • Issue 108 - Establishing a new research program in adolescent health
    • Abstract: Klineberg, Emily; Steinbeck, Kate
      This article describes the Marie Bashir Clinical Research Program in Adolescent Health, which was announced by the New South Wales Minister for Health in 2010. This prestigious and innovative research program is attached to the Medical Foundation Chair of Adolescent Medicine at the University of Sydney; the only university-based chair in adolescent medicine in Australia. The Chair is physically situated at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, and is charged with enhancing and developing research in adolescent health. This is a program with many challenges and many opportunities for novel and productive research collaborations to improve the health and wellbeing of adolescents.

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  • Issue 108 - Metabolic syndrome in an inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation
           setting: What should we do'
    • Abstract: Panesar, Narinder Pal; Sacca, Rose; Valachova, Iveta; Oldham, James
      The aim of this paper is to identify the prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) (refers to a group of characteristics that include obesity, high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar levels, and high triglycerides, which are fat-like substances in the blood) among an in-patient mental health rehabilitation population in a regional hospital in NSW, Australia, and to provide a review of literature for screening and management of MetS.

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  • Issue 108 - The nature and course of depression related to acute coronary
    • Abstract: Hyett, Matthew; Rourke, Poppy; Vollmer-Conna, Ute; Parker, Gordon
      Depression is a common mental condition occurring in around 6.6% of the general population (Kessler et al., 2003) at any one time. The rates of depression among people who are ill are higher (Evans et al., 2005). For example, rates of depression in those with coronary artery disease (disease that affects the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart) range from 15%-27% (Rudisch and Nemeroff, 2003). While it might be expected that those with heart conditions may experience a degree of emotional distress and (sometimes) clinical depression, it appears that depression in the context of heart conditions has many potential causes and may even lead to future heart problems. The frequent overlap of depression and heart conditions has led to research investigating potential sources of this complex interaction and potential risks for those affected. This article will report on developments in research in this area and outline a new study, funded by the NSW Department of Health, currently being undertaken in a Sydney public hospital.

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  • Issue 108 - Bridging the gap between physical and mental health
    • Abstract: Panesar, Narinder Pal; Valachova, Iveta; Oldham, James; Lynch, Warren; Watson, Sarah
      Consumers with mental disorders have an increased risk of premature death (Harris and Barraclough, 1998) and higher rates of morbidity (Brown, 1997; Newman and Bland, 1991). Mental health practitioners have an essential role in reducing the burden of disease and premature deaths by treating psychiatric problems and identifying risks to physical health. An untreated mental health problem will decrease a consumer's capacity to seek physical health care and limit their ability to follow medical advice. Over the last fifty years, specialisation in psychiatry has led to mental health specialists focussing on consumers' mental health problems rather than their physical health, which has been delegated to other practitioners. It has become uncommon for psychiatrists to perform physical examinations; however, these are essential for early detection of illness. It is important to remember that psychiatric presentations could be caused by an underlying physical illness. Consumers who are mentally disturbed may be unable to give a clear account of their symptoms, even in the presence of a life threatening disorder (Kampmeier, 1977). There is an increasing expectation that mental health professionals are responsible for the detection of physical health through physical examination of new psychiatric admissions as well as monitoring the physical health of psychiatric inpatients (Mitchell, and Malone, 2006; Garden, 2005; Greening,, 2005; Muir-Cochrane, 2006). This paper illustrates the impact of physical findings in three clinical situations.

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  • Issue 108 - New Moves: Targeting physical and mental well-being in people
           with mental illness
    • Abstract: Gill, Katherine
      The New Moves program, developed by The Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, specifically targets the physical health and recovery needs of people with a mental illness. New Moves engages participants in exercise activities that target cardiovascular fitness and strength training. Activities are performed in a group environment with peer support, which encourages social interaction and interpersonal skill development. By participating in the preparation of healthy meals and a variety of educational discussion topics, participants learn skills to manage their physical health and long term recovery better. Program evaluation has found significant benefits to physical health, social well-being and quality of life.

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  • Issue 108 - Building capacity to improve physical health
    • Abstract: Kambourakis, Maria; Hocking, Barbara
      This article describes SANE Australia's Mind and Body initiative that aims to create health-promoting environments for clients and staff of mental health services.

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  • Issue 108 - Developing state policy and guidelines to improve the physical
           health of people with mental health disorders
    • Abstract: McKay, Roderick
      There has been increasing recognition of the need for action regarding the poor physical health of people with mental illness, and in particular the physical health of consumers of mental health services with 'Serious Mental Illness'. Despite this recognition, criticisms continue about a lack of action to address these issues (The Lancet, 2011). This paper explores the policy response to these concerns within New South Wales (NSW), including drivers for action, stakeholders involved, processes followed, and challenges of implementation. It will also outline key components of the policy response.

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  • Issue 108 - You ain't checking my teeth, but I want to see a counsellor
    • Abstract: Arasu, Radhika
      "You ain't checking my teeth, but I want to see a counsellor" were the first words said to the oral health team through Julia's (fictional name) tightly clasped fingers as she held them over her mouth. Although a small step for the oral health team, it was a large step for Julia.

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  • Issue 108 - Health inequalities between mental health consumers and the
           general population
    • Abstract: Kroschel, Jon
      Mental health consumers who come into contact with statutory mental health services who use seclusion, forced treatment and Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) find that this can and does diminish a person's 'help-seeking behaviour' and 'trust in the medical profession', to such an extent that people with known (to themselves) medical conditions will not seek treatment for these diseases. This statutory mental health treatment also diminishes trust in all other human beings, leading to isolation and disconnection from community life.

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  • Issue 108 - Being smart is not enough
    • Abstract: Boughen, Roxanne
      I have an innate belief in the Latin maxim "mens sana in corpore sano" - healthy mind, healthy body. It is therefore no surprise, given I have an intellectual understanding of my mental illness, that I acknowledge that my physical body resonates with my mental state, and vice versa.

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  • Issue 108 - Digest
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  • Issue 108 - Linking physical and mental health... it makes sense
    • Abstract: McGrath, David
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  • Issue 109 - Caring for men
    • Abstract: Mulhall, Lisa; Foster, Julie
      This article describes several initiatives undertaken by beyondblue regarding men's health.

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  • Issue 109 - Fathers and sons - preventative approaches to younger men's
           health - a year 12 education and assessment program
    • Abstract: Willder, Stuart
      Young, free and without a health care in the world. That's the image we remember, if we can, of life when we were in secondary school! Health was a subject, not really a concern. Diabetes was just something you knew nana had and you bought her diet chocolate for her birthday. All you knew about your grandad's health was that he went the toilet a lot. (Pretty embarrassing really).

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  • Issue 109 - Mibbinbah, a safe space to find your voice
    • Abstract: Bulman, Jack
      Everyone needs to have a space where they can feel safe and have a yarn. The concept of safe friendly spaces is not a new; it has been around for generations and generations among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Mibbinbah, which means 'men's place' from the Yugambeh language of South Eastern Queensland, is a part of this cultural heritage. It is an Indigenous male health promotion charity, which follows the lead of such inspirational Aboriginal men such as Dr Mick Adams, Dr Mark Wenitong and Frank Spry.

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  • Issue 109 - Men's health in Banyule
    • Abstract: Patton, R; Geary, M; Watson, J
      This is the story of the development and implementation of the Banyule Men's Shed Program ('the Shed'). This story is told by describing aspects of the journey and some of the experiences of the people involved. It describes how one health service changed its approach to become more responsive to the issues faced by local men. It also demonstrates how men can be more involved in decision making processes about the programs that are offered to them and help to provide those programs.

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  • Issue 109 - Identifying barriers to building organisational capacity: A
           study of an indigenous men's shed
    • Abstract: McNeil, N; Cavanagh, J; Bartram, T; Leggat, SG
      This paper presents a case study of the barriers to organisational capacity building in the context of an Indigenous Men's Shed.

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  • Issue 109 - Is frequent urination a symptom of prostate cancer': A
           consumer's perspective
    • Abstract: Crellin, Wallace H
      A theory frequently promoted in the news and widely accepted is that if a man has to go to the toilet to urinate multiple times throughout the night, or he has difficulty urinating, or in getting started, he has prostate cancer.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 109 - Rehabilitation, rehabilitation wherefore art you'
    • Abstract: Ferrier, Adamm
      I have had the privilege of being a registered nurse for some 25 years, and I am now posing as an academic. With qualifications in allied health and nursing, my experience includes acute care, including perioperative management in private and public hospitals, and later on, administrative experience in the private health insurance industry, and at state government level, lately in correctional health.

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  • Issue 109 - Artistic trove reveals a father's life
    • Abstract: Bettany, Keith; Hayes, Rick
      Not everyone gets a first chance, much less a second, to tell their story. This is especially true of many who served in the Armed Forces during time of war. Those who were prisoners of war often felt that no one would believe them. So, we have cultural images and social memories of returned soldiers sitting in sheds at the end of gardens quietly fading away.

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  • Issue 109 - Being all male
    • Abstract: Willder, Stuart
      Working in the area of men's and boy's health is both rewarding and challenging. Having a clinical background and interest in prostate cancer, I have seen that the field of men's health is ever changing. It requires new ideas, energy and the will to engage with men in all areas of the community. Whether informing grade 6 boys about puberty, teaching nursing graduates how to engage with men, or educating men on a mine site as to why they should look after their health, the opportunities for men's health education are endless.

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  • Issue 109 - Digest
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  • Issue 109 - Having a voice: Participation and the problem with the
           national male health policy
    • Abstract: Hayes, Rick
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  • Issue 105 - Consumers Reforming Health
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  • Issue 105 - Keeping Doctors Happy in WA's South-West
    • Abstract: Comparti, Alison
      Attracting doctors to regional areas like the south-west of Western Australia is a sophisticated marketing challenge that requires local community action and some red-tape cutting by governments.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - Bushwhacked or Networked Health Reform'
    • Abstract: Corcoran, Brian
      People who live in rural and regional Australia have a right to the same quality of health service as all Australians ... but the reality is very different. Achieving equality of care will take technology, commitment and political willpower.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - Enabling Health Reform
    • Abstract: Simpson, Jim; Lennox, Nick
      The federal government's health reform agenda says nothing about the disadvantages faced by people with an intellectual disability - despite Australia's international commitments. The Medicare Local system could help rectify this inequality.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - The Right to a Midwife
    • Abstract: Vernon, Barbara
      The outcomes for women and babies are significantly improved if a woman has had access to one midwife throughout her pregnancy, birth and post-natal care. Recent health reforms support access to private midwives ... but structural challenges remain.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - Ripe for Reform: Aids and Equipment Policy
    • Abstract: Summers, Michael
      A national approach to providing aids and equipment would improve the lives of many people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, and reduce hospital costs.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - The Forgotten Life Savers
    • Abstract: Hotchin, Les
      The role of paramedics and out-of-hospital emergency medical services should not be forgotten in the national health care reform debate. They are the unrecognised medical professionals.

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  • Issue 105 - Partners in Good Health
    • Abstract: Kendell, Kathy
      The reformed health system must involve health consumers as active partners in their own health care and at the systems level. Prioritizing three related elements as discussed in this article will lead to success.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - Women's Health Slips off the Reform Radar
    • Abstract: Campbell, Julianne
      The health reform agenda is full of grand aspirations but the likely outcomes for women's health are very unclear. It is time for policymakers to make women's health a priority.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - Mental Health Consumers - Still in the Shadows'
    • Abstract: Cheverton, Jeff
      Mental health services have suffered from years of underinvestment and a lack of coordinated care. The health reforms need to change this and give consumers a voice in doing so.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - The Good, the Bad and the Maybe
    • Abstract: McBride, Tony
      A 'strife of interests' is struggling to influence the reform of Australia's byzantine health system. Some of the proposed changes are good but there are still glaring gaps to be filled.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - Health Spin or Reform Substance'
    • Abstract: Woodruff, Tim
      The federal government's health reforms have been presented as the greatest change to Australia's health system since the introduction of Medicare. What great changes will patients notice'

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  • Issue 105 - Vive la Evolution'
    • Abstract: Li, Bo
      The history of health reform in Australia is a mix of evolution and revolution. The current reform agenda could be a revolutionary one - if politicians and consumers are prepared to risk it.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - Seize the Reforms
    • Abstract: Power, Prue
      Historic reforms have been proposed for the health system but many questions about implementation remain unanswered. It's time for consumers and their organisations to take a lead.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 105 - Think Local, Treat Local, Run Local
    • Abstract: Cox, Darlene; McGowan, Heather
      The Medicare Local program could provide health-care consumers with their first real chance to influence the services they receive. Realising that dream will require work at the grassroots level and by government.

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  • Issue 105 - HIC Update
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  • Issue 105 - Editorial
    • Abstract: McBride, Tony
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  • Issue 107 - The effectiveness of consumer-led training by consumers living
           with co-occurring mental health and substance use issues
    • Abstract: Thomacos, Nikos; Roussy, Veronique; Rudd, Annette
      People with alcohol and other drug (AOD) use issues also commonly experience co-occurring mental health issues (Lubman, Allen, Rogers, Cementon, and Bonomo 2007). The co-occurrence of drug and mental health concerns (dual diagnosis) has again been consistently confirmed. Recent Australian data suggests that, overall, recent users of illicit drugs (i.e. past 12 months), were more likely to have been diagnosed or treated for a mental illness than those who had not used during the last 12 months. This association was evident for a range of individual substances: cannabis, ecstasy, meth/amphetamines, and cocaine (AIHW 2010). Recent data from the Illicit Drug Reporting System (IDRS) found that 63% of Victorian participants who self-reported illicit drug use also self-reported mental health problems. This is obviously troubling. Furthermore, of those with self-identified co-occurring illicit drug use and mental health problems, 90% reported having sought assistance from mental health services. These Victorian figures were the highest in Australia (Stafford and Burns 2010).

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  • Issue 107 - Engagement with aboriginal consumers
    • Abstract: Elkin, Laura
      Many Aboriginal consumers have reported difficulties and barriers accessing and orienting their way through health services. These include: physical distances and having limited services locally; difficulties people face when they have to travel away from home to access services; lack of access to Interpreters; lack of understanding about their cultural beliefs; racism and discrimination; as well as a perception that services don't care.

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  • Issue 107 - Barriers and enablers to optimal consumer involvement in
           research: The perspectives of health and medical researchers in the UK
    • Abstract: Ward, Paul
      Numerous reasons exist for involving consumers in research, falling mainly into three categories: moral/ethical, methodological and political (Boote, Telford, and Cooper, 2002). The moral and ethical reasons for involving consumers in research centre on concepts of rights, citizenship and democracy, specifically related to publicly funded research whereby the word 'consumer' is seen as a synonym for 'taxpayer' (Dyer, 2004; O'Donnell and Entwistle, 2004). The methodological reasons focus on the potential benefits that consumer involvement may have on the research process, including increasing its relevance, credibility, dissemination and transferability of research findings (Nilsen, Myrhaug, Johansen, Oliver, and Oxman, 2006; Oliver, Clarke-Jones, Rees, Milne, Buchanan, Gabbay et al., 2004). The political imperative is centred on current policy directives in addition to requirements by research funding agencies, research governance organisations, research ethics committees (RECs) (Oliver et al., 2004; Oliver, Rees, Clarke-Jones, Milne, Oakley, Gabbay et al., 2008).

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  • Issue 107 - Informed choice: The meeting point of law, medicine, and
           person-centred care
    • Abstract: Bismark, Marie M; Micalizzi, Dale A
      Informed choice is the process by which people are educated about a treatment decision and then make an informed and voluntary decision about the healthcare they choose to receive. But behind that simple definition lies a complex history and no shortage of controversy.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
  • Issue 107 - Consumer-centre care: Connections, choices, collaboration
    • Abstract: Miller, Stephanie
      The Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia was established in 2002 as the peak body for health consumers in SA. HCA is a not-for-profit, independent alliance of health consumers and health consumer organisations. We work together to achieve our vision of wellbeing through health for all South Australians by providing a respected and informed consumer voice to influence the development of safe, quality health services.

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  • Issue 107 - Meaningful engagement or tokenism'
    • Abstract: Robins, Sue
      Six years ago, my son attended a speech program at a local hospital (Hospital A), and I was asked to attend a strategy session for the hospital as a family rep. As a Mom, I was excited about being invited and I had lots of input to share about our experience at the facility. I understood strategy development from my professional life at the department of health and as a board member on our local Down syndrome society.

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  • Issue 107 - Patient- and family-centred care: The journey begins
    • Abstract: Brady, Bernadette; Kingsbury, Alison; Stefanovic, Tijana; Kecsken, Zsuzsoka; Mitchell, Imogen
      My early years were spent living behind my parents' grocery shop. It was in the days before large multi-nationals. It was even before customer service had a name. In those days customer service was a way of living. Without the customer there was no income. Without an income I knew my life would be less secure. The customers were our community. Many of them formed how I now think and act.

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  • Issue 107 - From the board to the ward: Partnership at the 'sharp end'
    • Abstract: Luxford, Karen
      Traditionally, patient engagement in health care has focussed on the involvement of individual patients and centred on self-management for chronic conditions and shared decision-making for treatments. Against a background of high profile inquiries in Australia highlighting harm to patients and the need improve patient safety (Joint Select Committee on the Royal North Shore Hospital, 2007; Walker, 2004), more recent approaches to patient and consumer engagement in health care focus on the point of care and on governance.

      PubDate: Thu, 2 Nov 2017 11:47:27 GMT
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