Health education


4 Dec 2018

The Senate Select Committee on Stillbirth Research and Education was established in March 2018, to inquire and report on the future of stillbirth research and education in Australia. The sorrow and sadness associated with a stillbirth has a profound rippling effect across communities that is...

Journal article

31 May 2018

Our work brings together theories and methodologies from public health and the learning sciences to develop a culturally relevant community-based intervention aimed at promoting healthy childhood development. We present our approach to personalising a community-based family intervention to prevent childhood obesity that aims to enhance...


16 Feb 2017

An independent Impact Evaluation of the Growing and Developing Healthy Relationships (GDHR) website ( ) was undertaken by John Scougall Consulting Services in 2016 with the support of an expert cross-agency reference group.

The impact evaluation had two objectives: to assess how well...

Literature review

30 Nov 2016

This Sax Institute Evidence Check review examined evidence of the effectiveness of using public libraries as settings for health promotion and health education programs.

Although very few such programs have been evaluated and reported in the literature, there is evidence that it is feasible...

Journal article

30 Aug 2016


The purpose of this review is to update the MASCC (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer) guidelines for controlling nausea and vomiting with chemotherapy of low or minimal emetic potential.


The antiemetic study group of MASCC met in Copenhagen...

Journal article

28 Jun 2016

This article aims to identify issues leading up to and following on from the Regional Medical Library Service (1976–1987) and acknowledge our colleagues who volunteered their time and resources to enhance the professionalism of health libraries across Victoria.


16 Jun 2016

'Know your bones' helps adults assess their likelihood of fractures , including those diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporosis.

New figures reveal a bone break every 3.4 minutes due to poor bone health

An Australian - first bone health self - assessment tool...


17 Apr 2016

A new free online tool will help guide and support athletes, coaches and sports administrators on the potential consequences of illicit drug use in sport.

Federal Minister for Sport, Sussan Ley, today announced the release of the Illicit Drugs in Sport (IDIS) e-learning education...

Journal article

13 Apr 2016

Cancer Council Australia has been publishing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for cancer since 1994 but in 2010 transitioned to online guidelines using a custom-built wiki platform to facilitate dissemination and ease of updating the guidelines. We hypothesised that to facilitate the translation of guidelines into...

Literature review

30 Jul 2015

This review examined the costs and benefits of clinical placements and found only limited evidence. No evidence compared a cost and/or benefit in more than one setting, between disciplines or investigated placements in vocational training. Comprehensive data collection is required across the work profile to...


1 Jun 2015

In 2013 the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement assessed student achievement in two learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum–health and physical education, and mathematics and statistics. This report focuses on health and physical education.


The National Monitoring Study of...


4 Sep 2014

Objectives: To examine doctors' level of knowledge of the law on withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment from adults who lack decision-making capacity, and factors associated with a higher level of knowledge.

Design, setting and participants: Postal survey of all specialists in emergency...


30 Nov 2012

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. NICE guidance is developed using the expertise of the NHS and the wider healthcare community, including healthcare...


25 Jun 2010

This qualitative study investigated the impact of using blogs on the clinical reasoning and meta-cognitive skills of undergraduate physiotherapy students in a fieldwork education program.

A blog is a web based document that enables individuals to enter comments and read each others’ comments in...


28 Jul 2008

This report examines health literacy using information from the 2006 Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS). The ALLS provides information on the knowledge and skills of 15 to 74 year olds in the following four domains: prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy and problem solving....


1 Jun 2001

The report looks at how training, education and learning for consumers, health professionals and administrators to enhance participation in health care policy, planning, service delivery and evaluation can be made more effective. The resource guides, reports and issues papers that make up the Consumer Focus...



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