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The unregulated use of restrictive practices in aged care settings is unlawful and amounts to elder abuse. This paper explores the laws, policies and practices in relation to the use of restrictive practices in residential aged care.
Why Am I?: The Science of Us (also known as Predict My Future: The Science of Us ) is a 2016 New Zealand documentary series about the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study , a long-running cohort study following 1037 people born in Dunedin...
While child poverty remains a critical issue, ageing is a critical factor in the demographic changes are taking place in New Zealand. It is assumed in policy circles that belief that home ownership and New Zealand Superannuation (NZS) is a protective factor., but there is...
This report focused on the attitudes of New Zealanders and Australians to the challenges posed by an ageing population and the degree of support for a range of changes to retirement incomes policies.
This report considers legal and ethical issues associated with residential care for older people when the care is provided in circumstances where the resident concerned has not consented. That is, situations where older people who experience dementia related conditions are “placed” in secure rest home...
This draft strategy has been released for public consultation. This strategy recognises that New Zealand needs to take a fresh look at what can be done to make sure the country has the right policies in place for their ageing population.
Examines questions of structural population ageing and migration with a focus on subnational New Zealand.
Advance directives (ADs) are written or oral instructions concerning future health care interventions such as life sustaining treatments. The aim of the research was to explore perspectives of older people from faith communities regarding ADs. The research questions included: 1) how older people described their...
Drawing on international and New Zealand research, the report identifies a range of possible determinants, mechanisms and indicators that could inform future gender analysis and policy reforms aimed at eliminating the gender pension gap.