Australasian Journal on Ageing

Overview of the March Issue: Volume 37 (1)

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The Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) aims to provide articles of interest to a multidisciplinary audience of gerontologists and geriatricians, professionals who share an interest in the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society.

The AJA has a history of publishing articles about the ageing workforce and, in particular, those who work in the aged care sector. This year we will highlight that evidence base, with a curated virtual issue of past papers planned. The March issue carries a special feature on AAG’s Hot Topic for 2018, ‘Working in ageing and working while ageing’: we have an invited commentary and two papers discussing various aspects of this topic.

Impacts of Voluntary and Involuntary Workforce Transitions at Mature Ages: Longitudinal Evidence from HILDA

C Gong and H Kendig

How many Geriatricians should, at minimum, be staffing health regions in Australia?
T Commerford

As always, there are papers on a range of clinical and social topics, from A Systematic Review of Aged Care Interventions for Older Prisonersto a review of Fall risk assessment tools for use among older adults in long term care settings.

We hope that this issue will assist in guiding your research and practice. We welcome contributions from you about your innovative work. Don’t forget that, in addition to the scientific papers we publish, we also welcome contributions for our ‘Reflection’ section. Poems or stories (fiction or non-fiction) related to any aspect of ageing, whether from the point of view of a health care worker or older person or patient, or simply an observer, will be considered.

[Source: Dr Jane Sims, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, AJA.]