All posts by NZAG

17Nov/20

Ensuring older Australians remain socially connected during the COVID-19 isolation period (Letter to the Editor)

Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry To the Editor The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent policy responses in the Australian context have resulted in substantial changes to the way in which communities are currently functioningRead More…

17Nov/20

Psychological distress, anxiety, family violence, suicidality, and wellbeing in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown: A cross-sectional study

Source: PLOS ONENew Zealand’s early response to the novel coronavirus pandemic included a strict lockdown which eliminated community transmission of COVID-19. However, this success was not without cost, both economic and social. In ourRead More…

22Oct/20

Comparing Associations Between Frailty And Mortality In Hospitalised Older Adults With Or Without COVID-19 Infection: A Retrospective Observational Study Using Electronic Health Records

Source: The British Geriatrics Society Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral illness that currently has no treatment, which impacts upon the course, duration or severity of the disease. In a proportion of individuals, COVID-19Read More…

30Sep/20

Uncovering the Devaluation of Nursing Home Staff During COVID-19: Are We Fuelling the Next Health Care Crisis?

Source: JAMDAAs the COVID-19erelated mortality rate of nursing home residents continues to rise, so too will the rates of mortality and morbidity of staff who care for them, a problem we must address nowRead More…

30Sep/20

Managing Older Adults with Presumed COVID-19 in the Emergency Department: A Rational Approach to Rationing

Source: Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine The American Geriatric Society’s (AGS) position paper on age-related considerations in resource allocation strategies during the COVID-19 era and the expanded rationale emphasizes the importance of not usingRead More…

30Sep/20

Improving the Care of Older Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Source: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has led to a dramatic crisis of Health Care Systems worldwide, and older people have been among the most disadvantaged. Specific recommendations and reports have beenRead More…

31Aug/20

COVID-19 And Telehealth In Older Adult Psychiatry – Opportunities For Now And The Future

Source: International Journal of Geriatric PsychiatryThe COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink how we deliver mental health services now and into the future. The Public health emergency caused by COVID-19 and the needRead More…

31Aug/20

Soldiering On Only Goes So Far: How A Qualitative Study On Veteran Loneliness In New Zealand Influenced Support During COVID-19 Lockdown

Source: Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health On Apr. 25, 2020, Veterans’ Affairs in New Zealand (NZ) contacted approximately 3,000 of 8,000 known military Veterans by phone during the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic toRead More…

31Jul/20

Ways Of Protecting Religious Older Adults From The Consequences of COVID-19

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry This is an anxious time, especially for older adults who are those most vulnerable during this coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Interestingly, this anxiety and the accompanying emotional distressRead More…