Lorna O’Brien’s passion for caring for those with cancer or experiencing mental illness was nurtured at a young age. Raised in Sydney, her parents managed a home for young men with mental health disability, the nursery bed for her compassion. She hopes one day to see mental health treated justly. Her own battle with cancer has provided her rich insight into challenges faced by her patients.
Catholic Health Australia’s Richard Gray, at 80 years of age, retired at the end of August having dedicated more than 22 years with CHA, firstly as Director Aged Care Services and in latter years, Senior Aged Care Advisor. Here he has penned his last article for Health Matters and takes the opportunity to look back at his 27 years immersed in peak body aged care advocacy in Canberra.
In order to better heal those we serve, we must first deal with our own suffering. Dr Anthony Gooley calls on Catholic health organisations to consider the suffering and burn-out of their own people...
Catholic health and aged care has a gift to the world – the healing ministry of Jesus – a promise of love, care and compassion for all. But how can we ensure that Catholic health providers in Australia can fulfil their mission?
Dr Shane Kelly is an accomplished leader in and strong advocate for adopting technology to improve diagnosis, treatment and efficiency in the hospital sector. In June he took the reins as Group CEO of St John of God Health Care.
At the CHA National Conference, palliative care specialist, Associate Professor Mark Boughey made a simple plea for the future- to ensure patients feel safe, valued, understood and heard. But dying in peace is not so simple. Read why in Health Matters forum feature.
Kate (Catherine) Birrell was just 12 years old when she decided her life’s work would be caring for others in the healing tradition of the Catholic Church. After 54 years of extraordinary dedication to nursing, and no signs of slowing down, she shares insights into her journey.
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) stands with the community, saddened by the failure to provide person-centred care in cases aired on ABC’s Four Corners program this evening.
Catholic Health Australia (CHA) supports Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s call for a Royal Commission into aged care so that the future of care for Australia’s elderly can be properly and independently addressed.
CHA Panel Presentation
Cormac Nagle OFM, August 2018
The suggested starting date was my sabbatical as a post-doctoral fellow at Catholic University of America. My supervisor was Professor Charles Curran of some notoriety at the time because of his approach to the Encyclical Humanae Vitae on contraception.