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Death may still come as a shock for family carers, research finds

Family members who are caring for a dying loved one are often mentally and behaviourally prepared for the death but require support to ensure they are emotionally prepared, new Curtin University research shows. The paper, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, was the first study to focus solely on the experiences of family carers when preparing for a relative’s death. Lead author Associate Professor Lauren Breen, from the…

Unemployed young men graduate with work-ready skills

A group of 18 unemployed young men with intellectual disabilities have gained vital job skills after graduating from a Men’s Shed mentoring project run by Curtin University and Western Sydney University. The men, aged 17 to 24 years, were awarded their graduation certificates by Disability Services Minister, the Hon. Stephen Dawson, at a special ceremony attended by Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry yesterday. Over a…

Triplet sisters blaze a trail in first Indigenous enabling graduations

Trailblazing Indigenous female triplets are one step closer to achieving their dreams of becoming certified physiotherapists after graduating in the first cohort of a new enabling course at Curtin University. Lauren, Roberta and Jacinta Ramirez-Smith, aged 18, are among 13 graduates who have successfully completed the first Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course at Curtin University. The course, run through the Centre for…

Fewer people being referred to fall prevention programs, new study says

More than half of older West Australians who reported falling over in the past year did not seek medical assistance, new Curtin University-led research has found, with a significant decline in the number of people being referred to prevention programs after a fall over the past decade. The research, published in Clinical Interventions in Aging today, compared the rate of falls among WA community care clients aged 65 and over between 2005 and…

Research supports water birth for women with a low-risk pregnancy

Eighty per cent of the Western Australian women who planned to give birth in water experienced a normal, uncomplicated vaginal birth, suggesting midwives are selecting the appropriate women to labour and birth in water, new research by Curtin University and King Edward Memorial Hospital has found. The research, published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today, surveyed 502 women at WA’s sole tertiary…

New project offers snapshots into the lives of WA’s refugee community

West Australians will be given a glimpse into the lives of families from refugee backgrounds as part of a new photographic exhibition that will go on display next month. The project, which explored 43 refugee women’s perspectives and experiences of settlement in Western Australia with the aim of improving their health and wellbeing, will be publicly showcased from January 8, 2018. The women, who originally came from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan,…

Curtin appoints new head of Health Sciences

Curtin University has appointed Professor Archie Clements as its Pro Vice-Chancellor Health Sciences, commencing in April 2018. Professor Clements is currently Director of the Research School of Population Health and Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. The Research School of Population Health is comprised of five academic units, including the flagship National Centre for…

Over half of WA’s skilled migrants are working in lesser jobs: survey

More than half of surveyed skilled migrants are working in lower-skilled jobs in Western Australia than before they migrated here, new research by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has found. The report, Minimising skills wastage and maximising the health of skilled migrant groups, identifies the barriers for skilled migrants and innovative strategies for ensuring their skills are not wasted, and investigates the link between…

New tool aims to help hospital stay of patients with dementia

Curtin University-led research has recommended a new communication tool to help the millions of people living with dementia who are admitted to hospital across the globe every year. The research, published in the international peer-reviewed journal Dementia, tested the feasibility of a new communication form that could be used by carers of people with dementia and hospital staff during a hospital visit. The form listed questions that covered a…

The business of being dad

21st century fatherhood can be a challenging, rewarding and complicated business. Changing expectations of how fathers participate in family life mean that many dads are more intimately involved with their children than previous generations, and new research is demonstrating just how important the father-child connection is to family functioning and wellbeing. In his project, Paternal and Maternal Reflective Functioning in the Western…