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    An Appointment with 'Dr Google': Benefits and Limitations of Using Internet‐Based Health Information.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2015 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 21 (2):7.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes The Internet has made seeking for health information easy and convenient. This information provides medical knowledge which has the potential to empower both patients and health professionals. However, It is concerning that patients may attempt to use this type of information for self-diagnostic purposes, particularly those who are unfamiliar with medical terminology. Understanding web- based information effectively is most important to enable appropriate and informed healthcare decisions. Consequently, a new role for health professionals is indicated, requiring (...)
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    An Expert in the Lived Experience of Dementia: The Story of Christine Bryden.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2016 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 22 (1):11.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Christine Bryden is a survivor of dementia and has been a passionate advocate for persons with dementia for more than 20 years. She has written 4 books. Her latest 2 books - Before I Forget and Nothing About Us, Without us! - give an insider's perspective into the lived experience of a person with dementia. This article provides a review of these 2 books which detail Christine Bryden's life story, and in doing so, highlight some of (...)
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    Being Mortal: End-of-Life Care and End-of-Life Discussions.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2015 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 20 (4):9.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Atul Gawande's book Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine, and What Matters in the End, draws upon both anecdotal stories and literary sources to highlight the importance of honest discussions as the end of life approaches. These discussions are particularly significant for older persons and terminally ill patients. Gawande believes that these discussions could be facilitated by more in-depth and focussed communication between the healthcare professional and the patient. Respecting the patient's values and priorities, and promoting a sense (...)
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    Older Persons in Australia: Secular and Catholic Perspectives.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2015 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 20 (3):9.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Negative portrayals of older persons in Australian culture have led to ageist attitudes and behaviours towards them. For the older person, this can result in self-deprecation, which in turn leads to poorer health, diminished wellbeing, and reduced mental ability. It can also negatively affect an older person's motivation to be an active member of society, resulting in a sense of isolation. Ageism also disregards the positive economic and social contributions that older persons make to the wider (...)
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    Pastoral Care in Aged Mental Health: A Voice at the Table.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2014 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 20 (2):8.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes A Voice at the Table: An Integrated Model for Pastoral Care in Aged Mental Health, written by Rosemary Kelleher with Olga Yastrubetskaya, describes a practical model for integrating pastoral care practitioners into multidisciplinary teams within aged mental health services. While highlighting the importance of spiritual care within healthcare, the book also emphasises the need for pastoral care practitioners to have the essential skills and knowledge vital to being significant members of the multidisciplinary team. This article offers (...)
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    Problem Drinking in Australia.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2014 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 19 (4):9.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes The widespread over-consumption of alcohol in Australia has shaped its high tolerance to drinking culture. Australia has a complex socio-cultural relationship with alcohol and it is challenging to reduce high alcohol intake when it is so ingrained in our society. The substantial harms associated with over-consumption not only affect the drinker, but also impact upon the wider community. This article discusses the available evidence about the health and social harms for individuals that may result from an (...)
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    Responding to the Legal and Social Issues Committee Inquiry Into End of Life Choices.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet & Herbert - 2016 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 22 (1):3.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes; Herbert, Dilinie The Caroline Chisholm Centre for Health Ethics1 was established through the collaboration of private catholic hospitals in Victoria, namely: Cabrini Health, Calvary Health Care Bethlehem, Caritas Christi Hospice, Mercy Hospital for Women, Mercy Werribee Hospital, Mercy Palliative Care, St John of God Health Care, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, and St Vincent's Private Hospital Melbourne. Our role is to develop, review and respond to policies and procedures affecting Catholic Health Care; provide educational resources and formation (...)
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    The Inquiry Into End of Life Choices and Advance Care Planning in Victoria.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2016 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 22 (1):7.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Advance care planning is a significant and important process of end-of-life care. It provides the opportunity for persons to express their medical treatment preferences prior to losing the capacity to decide for themselves. It also allows for the appointment of substituted decision maker to make medical decisions for persons who have lost capacity. Whilst advance care planning can be beneficial when it is used effectively, the legislative framework surrounding advance care planning is complex and confusing. This (...)
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    Victoria's 'Mental Health Act 2014': The Human Rights of Persons with Mental Illness.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2014 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 20 (1):3.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Victoria's new Mental Health Act 2014 came into operation on 1st July 2014. Corresponding with international standards, the new Act aims to strengthen the human rights of persons with mental illness. This is supported by the inclusion of a recovery framework which promotes a collaborative treatment approach, procedures that reduce the duration of compulsory treatment, as well as better mental health service oversight and safeguards. This article analyses and highlights these reforms from a human rights perspective.
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    Victoria's Powers of Attorney Act 2014: Promoting the Rights of Persons with Impaired Decision-Making Capacity.Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Simonet - 2016 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 21 (3):3.
    Simonet, Emanuel Nicolas Cortes Victoria's new Powers of Attorney Act 2014 came into operation on 1 September 2015. Following recommendations by the Victorian Parliament Law Reform Committee, changes have been introduced in the new Act to simplify the process of making an enduring power of attorney. Reforms include the addition of a section on capacity, the introduction of a supportive attorney role distinct from the enduring power of attorney role, and the enhancement of safeguards. This article analyses how the new (...)
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