Barwon Health’s Intensive Care Unit has managed to maintain a zero infection rate since 2012, despite already having a relatively few number infections prior to that time. This article looks at some of the ways in which that was made possible, as well as positive knock-on effects within the community that this provides.
Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles
Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.
Arson is estimated to cost the Australian community about $1.6billion annually. This article explores some of the motives behind what would compel someone to commit arson.
This article responds to the findings in the report from the Royal Commission into Family Violence and some of the interventions that could be implemented in order to change problematic behaviour. After working with men with anger issues in the 1980’s this article details some of the interventions that worked well with that group of… Read more »
This article responds to Cardinal George Pell’s testimony delivered to the Royal Commission into systematic sexual abuse in the context of the harm that can be caused to the victim from minimising the perceived severity of the offence.
After having an epiphany upon seeing the earth from his extra-terrestrial vantage point, astronaut Edgar Mitchell pondered the question, to what extent are we using our full potential? Mitchell later contended that Western society has programmed us to ignore “untapped intuitive and psychic forces”. This article explores whether this could in fact be true, from… Read more »
This article spells out a number of ways in which you are able to bolster the chances of making a sustainable change when implementing a new year’s resolution.
This article relates to the implementation of the positive education program at Geelong Grammar School and the positive flow-on effect that it has for the wider community of Geelong.
It takes time to find your calling. What career or line of work might suit us? In a meeting of over 100 business leaders in Geelong, over a third indicated that they had undertaken a significant career shift at one point in time. The notion of choosing a life direction can be confronting. This article… Read more »
Childhood sexual abuse has long been ignored across our wider society. It has also been under-recognised in our mainstream mental health services. This article examines a more optimal treatment model for abuse victims, which doesn’t over-emphasise the role of medication.