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Teaching facilities can address royal commission quality concerns

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Teaching hospitals are accepted as a critical part of the health service landscape, but teaching aged care services have failed to become core to Australia’s aged care system due to a lack of political will, writes Dr Kate Barnett.

The Teaching Nursing Home (TNH) model and its Australian application, especially through the Teaching Research Aged Care Services (TRACS) Program, can play a key role in addressing the workforce and care quality issues now being examined by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.

Teaching hospitals and teaching aged care services were developed to enhance quality of care by building future workforce capacity through effective student clinical education. They are based on partnerships with universities that support student clinical education and the undertaking of research.

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Unknown Author, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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