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Health

Catholic Health urges insurers to pay out more to members

Many of Australia’s biggest health insurance companies are failing to provide good value for customers by keeping too much of their premium revenue for themselves instead of paying it out to patients, says Catholic Health Australia.

Health

How bus stop, fidget blanket improved lives of dementia patients

Dementia is the second-leading cause of death in Australia, which is why Adelaide nurse Liezel Fourie is so committed to making a difference to the lives of patients and their families. Source: The Southern Cross.

Health Poverty Vatican

Vatican opens ‘field hospital’ in St Peter’s Square 

As part of the Vatican celebration of World Day of the Poor on November 13, a dozen doctors and nurses and 90 medical students set up shop in St Peter’s Square. Source: NCR Online.

Health

Mater surgeons remove 2kg tumour from newborn

Saylor Thomson was born at Brisbane’s Mater Mothers’ Hospital with a tumour on her spine twice as heavy as her body weight. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Health Opinion Social Justice

Prisoners have right to ‘care, compassion and healing’

Just as Jesus offered redemption to thieves and tax collectors, so must Catholics routinely consider our similarly marginalised prisoner population, writes Catholic Health Australia’s Brigid Meney. Source: Catholic Outlook.

Ethics Health

Negotiating the conflict between faith and the law

The conflict between ethics, directives and laws for health care workers has become an increasingly fraught issue. A conference this weekend looks at how to respond to rising intolerance of faith and ethics. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Health

Catholic health calls for default benefits for at-home care

Thousands more patients could be cared for in the comfort of their own home instead of a hospital under reforms proposed by Catholic Health Australia.

Health

Catholic sector warns against scrapping default benefits

Patients would face higher out-of-pocket costs and reduced care choice if default benefits are abolished, Catholic Health Australia has warned.

Disability Health

New health guide aims to fill gaps for caregivers

Helping caregivers to better understand and meet the health care needs of people living with a cognitive impairment or intellectual disability is the aim of a new health literacy guide published by The University of Notre Dame Australia.