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Professor Fary Khan is director of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. After the devastation of the Nepal earthquake she was asked to put together an elite team of rehabilitation physicians, nurses and physiotherapists to travel to the Kathmandu Valley and provide what support they could to those suffering severe spinal injuries in the quake’s aftermath. Their experiences were life-changing. Professor Khan speaks with MJA engagement editor Cate Swannell.
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In violating children’s basic rights, we seriously compromise their mental and emotional health and normal development

Australia-wide linkage of health data is useful for health research, service delivery and planning
Would clinical ethics support services be useful in Australian hospitals?
The ABC’s Catalyst program criticising statins affected people’s willingness to take these important drugs

Clinical ethics support may benefit professional practice, and we should evaluate it in Australian health care
Could protection from allergies be a collateral benefit of BCG vaccination?
There is no place for humiliation, discrimination or any kind of harassment in medical education
Independent oversight of immigration detention is essential to protect asylum seekers’ human rights

Two paediatricians who have recently visited Nauru disagree with statements made by IHMS doctors
Clinical research embedded in cancer treatment centres improves both outcomes and cure rates at minimal cost
Reducing particulate levels in our air should be a health priority
“Gluten-free” foods are not always gluten-free
Case reports

Chronic silicosis in a young man
Icatibant may be effective in some patients with airway-threatening angioedema
Clinical focus

Implementing the roadmap to close the gap for vision — progress and more work to do
A summary of a position paper for Australian and New Zealand practitioners
For debate

Four priority areas where government regulation could strengthen Australia’s response
Writing with light

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