The 17th-century plague of Italy has lessons for today: Back then, too, people broke public health laws, but there were clergymen who intervened.
In the event COVID-19 sees ICU resources stretched too thin, Victoria doesn't have clear, uniform or transparent guidelines outlining who should be prioritised for care.
Comparing presentations to Victorian hospital emergency departments in May 2020 to those in May 2019 reveals some important differences.
As the crisis in Victorian aged-care homes goes on, the issue of whether to move all COVID-positive residents into hospital continues to generate debate. There are pros and cons for both sides.
When it comes to PPE, we could be better protecting our frontline health-care workers. We need to update current guidelines to reflect the latest evidence around how COVID-19 spreads.
This news will be hard for patients who were deferred during the first wave of COVID-19. But it's a vital move to ensure Victoria's health system is in the best position to handle the second wave.
The only chaplain in the COVID-19 section of a Montréal hospital offers spiritual care to patients and families, as well to staff, who have found themselves more intimately exposed to life and death.
The COVID-19 pandemic gives us a chance to improve our elective surgery system when it restarts.
It's time to talk to your loved ones about what care and treatment you'd want if you face death from COVID-19.
As the number of people hospitalised with COVID 19 rises, so do the number of people wanting to visit their sick loved ones. Who can visit?
A pulmonologist at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis provides a firsthand look at how the hospital is preparing to allocate resources and supplies in response to coronavirus.
An emergency and critical care physician gives a dispatch from the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
We're likely to see more 'fever clinics' opening as coronavirus transmission takes hold in the community. But what are they? And do you need a fever to attend one?
Running, jumping, tackling, not to mention handling the ball, means Aussie Rules players risk injuries to their hands and wrists serious enough to send them to the emergency department.
Our research uses artificial intelligence to unblock hospital beds and helps doctors and nurses to know quickly which patients are safe to go home.
The NHS workforce reconfiguration so far has been an accountant’s response – designed to save money rather than being based upon actual clinical need.
Many Indigenous people tell us they find hospitals stressful, uncomfortable and alienating. Here's how good design can help.
The design of children's hospitals and other health facilities for young people have come a long way from the institutions of the past. Now, they're a place to reduce stress and support mental health.
Twenty years after a landmark report on preventable deaths and injuries in hospitals, is the medical profession doing better?
It's all very well having rights. But what do these rights really mean when you're with your GP, in hospital or in a nursing home?