Category Archives: Counselling

Coronial counselling, bereavement, grief, complicated grief particularly in regard with violent/unexpected deaths.
This category relates to coronial counsellors who work with families including children whose loved ones have had autopsy. This category may also deal with the counselling families / individuals and requests for tissue donation from the autopsy.

Bereaved families engaging with ACT Coroner’s Office to receive counselling

ABC News Adrienne Francis 27 June 2015

Bereaved ACT families involved in recent coronial investigations into deaths like suspected suicides will now receive ongoing support as part of a new counselling service launched this week.

The new ACT Coroner’s Court service, which was instigated by chief coroner Lorraine Walker, will support people affected by traumatic deaths like suicides through the coronial or court process.

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Conference Alert – Death Down Under

13-15 January 2016 University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

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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Clinical Knowledge Network

Sign Up For Your CKN Account

The Clinical Knowledge Network (CKN) is for everyone currently employed by Queensland Health and the Hospitals and Health Services.  Registering for a CKN account is easy and will only take you a few minutes.  Once registered, you can access CKN resources offsite and on mobile devices.

Click here to register  (QH Staff only)

CKN Training

Both live and pre-recorded training webinars are available on the use of the CKN generally and on the use of specific resources including MIMS Online.

Click here to access CKN Training (QH Staff only)


Inside the Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital morgue

Daily Advertiser Fiona Henderson 16 May 2015

Television crime shows may have turned the morgue into the cold set for forensic revelations but the reality is more human. Fiona Henderson talks to the team in Ballarat who like to bring the dignity of the living to a place for the dead.

Mr Harpur is the forensic technician in charge for the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital morgue – a job he finds a real privilege.

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WA Government recognises early stillborn babies

ABC News Laura Bartry 10 May 2015

A grief support group has welcomed a move by the WA Government to legally recognise stillborn babies lost before the age of 20 weeks.

Currently for a stillborn baby to be registered by the WA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages it must have reached 20 weeks, or weigh 400 grams if the duration of the pregnancy cannot be established.

Queensland and New South Wales already have the certificate in place.

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EndNote on Windows: The Short Course – Video Training

EndNote has just released a short course on the most-used features in EndNote.  topics can be found at the times below:

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Online Search: 1:38
Groups: 4:47
Direct Export: 7:03
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CWYC: Editing Citations: 21:08
EndNote Sync: 23:43

View video (25:43 mins)

The EndNote Training channel on YouTube contains many helpful videos

Queensland Easter road toll the highest on record, while police crack down on drink and drugs

Courier Mail Rhian Deutrom, Tom Snowdon 7 April 2015

A four-year-old Kingston boy, identified only as Tiari, was the youngest to die on the state’s roads when he was hit by a car outside his home on Easter Sunday.

Local funeral director Jules Hetet said Tiari’s family were still desperate to visit him in the John Tonge mortuary, which was closed over the Easter period.

“In the Maori community when someone passes, a person is always with the body so this time has been really difficult for them,” Ms Hetet said.

“They’re at a complete loss, they can’t do anything and he’s up there alone. It is traumatic for them coping with his passing as well as not being with him.”

By yesterday, 55,579 drink-driving tests had been completed across the state, returning 303 positive results. In the same period last year, 85,828 were completed. Drug-driving offences have also risen sharply, with one in nine drivers testing positive for a substance, up from one in 22 last Easter.

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