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  1. Aboriginal health - healthy eating during pregnancy

    22 Jun 2017

    Some foods should be avoided during pregnancy as they carry bacteria that could harm your unborn baby...

  2. Accessing a palliative care service

    28 Feb 2017

    Find out how you can access palliative care for medical treatment, emotional support and practical help to maintain your quality of life for as long as your condition allows...

  3. Acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries

    19 Nov 2018

    Acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries may have a significant effect on your intimate relationships, friendships, social networks, recreation and work activities...

  4. Adoption, surrogacy and fostering

    15 Feb 2018

    When an infant becomes part of your family through adoption, foster care, surrogacy or other arrangements, there are laws and legal agreements that will outline your rights and responsibilities as a...

  5. Adoptive, foster care and permanent care parent support services Foster care, adoptive and permanent care parent support services Permanent care, adoptive and foster care parent support services

    04 Jan 2019

    Provides an overview of the financial and family support services available to foster carers, families providing permanent care and adoptive parents...

  6. Advance care plan - personal stories

    16 Apr 2018

    Advance care plan personal stories...

  7. Advance care plans

    Advance care plans can help the people close to you and those caring for you to know what is important to you about the level of healthcare and quality of life you would want...

  8. After-hospital (transition) care

    19 Nov 2018

    The Transition Care Program provides care through tailored support packages, while the Home and Community Care (HACC) Program provides a range of basic maintenance and support services...

  9. After-hours healthcare options

    03 Jul 2019

    For unexpected after-hours medical issues, there are telephone helplines, pharmacies, after-hours medical clinics or doctors who can visit you at home...

  10. Aged care rights

    26 Jul 2016

    Whether you are receiving care at home or living in a residential aged care home, you have the right to be treated with respect and dignity at all times, and receive high-quality care and support...

  11. Ageing – staying healthy and active

    18 Apr 2018

    Being physically active, eating well, socialising and improving your health can help you live a healthy, happy and active life as you get older...

  12. Aids and equipment at home

    27 Mar 2019 Aids and equipment at home

    Disability aids and equipment such as wheelchairs, walking frames and braces can help people with disabilities and the elderly gain more independence...

  13. Alcohol and drug treatments and programs

    26 Jul 2019

    Counsellors, doctors and other healthcare professionals can help if you have a problem with alcohol or drugs...

  14. Alcohol and drugs - dependence and addiction

    08 May 2019

    Asking for help when you first suspect you have an alcohol or drug problem is important. If you think you have an addiction, speak to your local doctor or phone DirectLine...

  15. Alcohol and other drug education programs

    07 May 2019

    Alcohol and other drug education programs aim to delay, reduce or prevent people’s use of alcohol and other drugs...

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  17. Angela's story - a nurse's major trauma experience

    04 Jul 2017

    Angela, a nurse, was nursed by her colleagues in the hopsital she work at. ' I have never cried so much in my life.'...

  18. Antenatal checks of your baby

    22 Jun 2017

    A midwife or doctor will use abdominal palpation during an antenatal visit to examine a baby's position and development...

  19. Assessing your alcohol and drug use

    12 Dec 2018

    If you are worried about your alcohol or drug use or, call DirectLine on 1800 888 236 for counselling, information and referral, or speak with your local doctor...

  20. Assessments and evaluations for mental illness treatment

    06 Jun 2019

    Your local doctor can conduct an initial mental health assessment and may refer you to a counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist depending on your needs...

  21. At the end – dying explained

    11 Mar 2018

    Some people prefer having palliative care at home because of the familiar environment, feeling of independence and close access to family, friends and the local community...

  22. Autism spectrum disorder (support services)

    05 Mar 2019

    There is a range of services available for children and adults who have autism. These include the provision of information, assessment, early intervention therapies, help at school, behaviour support...

  23. Autopsy

    12 May 2017

    Immediate family have the right to refuse a hospital post mortem of the deceased and can object to a coronial post mortem...