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Volunteers needed for Frailty Project at Hollywood Hospital

ECU researchers in collaboration with Hollywood Private Hospital are seeking volunteers to help frail older adults as part a world-first trial.

Cultural challenges for migrants in their end of life

PhD student Gertrude Phiri shares preliminary findings of her PhDstudy in an article with Aged Care Institute, highlighting the need for more culturally appropriate care in the Australian Aged Care system. Gertrude is looking to expand this research into a larger study in the context of better care for African Australians.

International Congress on Innovations in Nursing

The International Congress on Innovations in Nursing was a great success. ECU was once again a platinum sponsor of the conference, which showcased innovations led by nurses and midwives.

Surveillance cameras in residential aged care facilities

A new Edith Cowan University project is exploring the opinions of aged care staff and family members on surveillance cameras in residential aged care facilities.

World-first research to improve outcomes for older adults

A new Edith Cowan University project will investigate the effects of nurse-led volunteer support and innovative pain assessment technology for patients in hospital who are frail.

Pioneer nurse educator wins WA nursing award

An Australian-first program that enables undergraduate nursing students to gain VET qualification while studying for their degree has led to an ECU lecturer winning a WA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Award.

Latest university news

2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours

ECU staff have been recognised for their service to teaching, music and the community as part of the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Smartphones and texting could boost children’s literacy

A new research project from ECU is hoping to use text messages to support parents as their child’s first teacher by helping build literacy skills.

Future falls risk detected by a simple bone density scan

The build-up of calcium in a major blood vessel is linked with a 39 per cent higher risk of serious falls in older women, new Edith Cowan University research has found.

ECU duo advancing health through nutrition

Two ECU researchers have been awarded Royal Perth Hospital Research Foundation Fellowships for their work to reduce the burden of chronic disease through nutrition.

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