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I had the pleasure of coordinating the May edition of the CareSearch Allied Health Hub (AHH) newsletter in which we chose to highlight Motor Neurone Disease (MND) for three reasons:
1. Allied health practitioners play a very important role in a multidisciplinary approach which improves quality of life, for both patient and family.
2. Palliative Care week and MND week both occur in May and it was an opportune time to highlight MND.
3. MND is entering the sphere of practice for more allied health practitioners and it has been brought to the public’s attention recently with fundraisers like “Freeze MND”.
The following Australian statistics taken from MND Australia shows the need for further education of all health practitioners in the management and treatment of MND. The AHH MND newsletter was just one part of the role CareSearch plays in this vital education.
Pauline Cerdor, CareSearch Allied Health Advisor and Co-ordinator CareSearch AHH newsletter