Sydney Morning Herald Kieran Gair 24 July 2015
Despite millions of dollars being poured into improving organ transplant rates, gains have been small, and the community of people involved in donations has been fractured by bitter debate.
Last year 40 per cent of affected families refused to give consent to allow their relatives’ organs to be donated, contributing to a three per cent drop in the number of donors from the previous year. And worse, many doctors are not using the best evidence-based methods for asking families for their loved ones to become donors.
The Australian Weekend Magazine Trent Dalton 18-19 July 2015
Human interest story of organ donation and the process of retrieval featuring the DonateLife Queensland program at Princess Alexandra Hospital and the Queensland Government Air Wing.
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Table of Contents | Vol 39 Issue 7 2015
The Persistent Complex Bereavement Inventory: A Measure Based on the DSM-5
The Evolution of Thanatology: Past, Present, and Future Contributions to the Field – A review of Death, Dying, and Bereavement: Contemporary Perspectives, Institutions, and Practices edited by Judith M. Stillion and Thomas Attig. New York, NY: Springer
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13th to 15th January 2016 ; Christchurch, New Zealand
This conference aims to promote the dissemination of social aspects of death studies research in New Zealand, Australia, and the wider Pacific region. Continuing the momentum of the first two conferences in Sydney and Dunedin, DDU2016 will showcase the research being undertaken in the areas of death, dying and bereavement throughout Australia and New Zealand.
This two-day conference will provide a forum for academics, practitioners and professionals to share their research and experience, and develop collaborative knowledge networks.
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Courier Mail Kay Dibben 20 July 2015
A FORMER police scenes-of-crime officer, who claims he was left for years in a job that exposed him to too many mutilated and dead bodies, is suing the State Government for $1.25 million.
ABC News John Taylor 14 July 2015
Nearly half of all homicides in Queensland over the past eight years have been linked to domestic or family violence, the state coroner’s office has found.
The finding was contained in the latest annual report by the Office of the State Coroner’s Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Unit.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-07-14/45pc-of-qld-homicides-linked-to-domestic-violence-coroner-report/6618492
View Annual Report 2013-2014 – Office of the State Coroner Qld