Navigation Links
AMA Urges Government To Amend Aged Care Legislation

AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today the Government must amend its new aged care legislation to protect vulnerable// elderly Australians from abuse in aged care facilities.

The proposed Aged Care Amendment (Security and Protection) Bill 2007, which the Government hopes to implement from 1 April, calls for the compulsory reporting of any physical and sexual abuse in aged care facilities.

The recent Report of the Senate Committee on Community Affairs inquiry into the Bill failed to recommend changes that would ensure better protection of older Australians in aged care facilities, who are often mentally and physically frail, Dr Haikerwal said.

“We fully support compulsory reporting of abuse by staff against residents in the aged care sector,” Dr Haikerwal said.

“But the AMA is concerned that the Bill in its current form also would require compulsory reporting of resident-on-resident and resident-on-staff abuse, where there’s no documented diagnosis of dementia.

“This would create an enormous amount of paperwork and detract from the central aim of the legislation.

“There’s a danger that the resulting mountain of red tape would divert resources from where they are needed most and from where the public expects the duty of care to be highest – reporting and addressing the shocking and intolerable abuse of residents by staff.”

Instead, the AMA recommends that aged care providers internally record and investigate all episodes of resident-on-resident and resident-on-staff abuse as part of a comprehensive risk management strategy.

“This strategy would include behaviour management plans and staff training and education, and should be incorporated into the Aged Care Standards, then monitored accordingly,” Dr Haikerwal said.

“Of course, aged care providers should report to the police any incident sufficiently serious to warrant legal intervention.

“The Government should urgently review this section of the legislation so that it can achieve what it is designed for – addressing abuse by staff against residents and providing a safer environment for all residents of aged care facilities.”

Souce-AMA
SRM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)
2. Minister Of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors To Help Indias Disabled Population
3. Minister of State For Industry Urges Corporate Sectors to help India’s Disabled Populatio
4. Lancet Urges To Allow Emergency Contraception Drug As An OTC
5. Ramadoss Urges Celebrities to Stay Away From Soft Drink Ads
6. Ramadoss Urges Celebrities Not To Endorse Soft Drinks
7. Make Medicines Affordable: Jamir Urges Pharma Companies
8. Disabled Girl Urges Kalam to Intervene Against the Denial of Admission
9. Keep Australias GP Workforce Numbers Healthy, AMA Urges
10. AMA Urges Doctors to be Upfront about Fees
11. AAP Urges Families To Create Emergency Disaster Plans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether ... latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, ... their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer ... unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid ... healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to ... , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there ... my other children and say he was going to kill them. If we were ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida ... their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers ... as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort ... the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients ... seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Consumers have taken a more active ... more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... the pharmaceutical industry have evolved beyond just providing ... are focusing on becoming more patient-oriented across their ... services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for ... unmet needs, today announced the closing of its ... of common stock, at the public offering price ... in the offering were offered by GBT. GBT ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: