Monika Merkes

Monika Merkes
La Trobe University · Faculty of Health Sciences

Dipl Päd, BSW, MHSc, PhD

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Introduction
Monika Merkes PhD (Public Health) is an Honorary Associate, Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing, La Trobe University, Australia.

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Publications (12)
Technical Report
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An overview of human-relevant non-animal methods in biomedical research, testing, education and training - in plain English. Further, examples are provided of how these methods have been applied and been of benefit to humans.
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The co-occurrence of mental illness and substance use problems (referred to as "comorbidity" in this paper) is common, and is often reported by service providers as the expectation rather than the exception. Despite this, many different treatment service models are being used in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and mental health (MH) sectors to tr...
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This paper draws from a literature review commissioned as part of a larger project evaluating comorbidity treatment service models, which was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing as part of the National Comorbidity Initiative. The co-occurrence of mental health and substance use disorders (comorbidity) is a common and...
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This study investigated the physical and psychosocial effect of exergaming in community dwelling older adult women. In a pilot study consisting of a six-week baseline period and a six-week intervention period, participants (N = 11, mean age = 73.5 years, SD = 9.0) played Nintendo Wii Sports twice weekly. We measured full body movements using accele...
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Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a structured group program that uses mindfulness meditation to improve well-being and alleviate suffering. This article reviews the impact of MBSR for people with chronic diseases. The review includes original research that was published in English and peer-reviewed and reported outcomes for adults with...
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In 2002, the City of Darebin initiated a partnership involving individuals and organisations that provide services to people in Darebin experiencing family violence. This coincided with the establishment of a Family Violence Coordination Unit for the Darebin Police. Subsequently, the Darebin Family Violence Working Group developed and strengthened...
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Objectives: Most unpaid work is performed by women. Will Australian women of the baby boom generation continue to provide such work for the benefit of their families and communities? This article examines the indications for changes in the provision of unpaid work in the future, in particular, the potential future contribution of unpaid work perfor...
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Changes in the economy, workforce, technology, population and family structures have implications for women’s working futures. Longer life expectancy and an increasing proportion of older people in the community are expected to influence fiscal, economic and social policy and put pressure on government income support systems. These pressures will b...
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Abstract With an increasing proportion of older people in the Australian population and increasing health and longevity, paid work after the age of 65 years may become,an option or a necessity in the future. The focus of this paper is on Australian women of the baby boom generation, their working futures, and the work-retirement transition. This wa...
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As one of seven projects funded by the Victorian Government Department of Human Services to investigate exemplary practice in adolescent health, a study was undertaken in the Department's office in the Northern Metropolitan Region that examined two existing primary health projects: the Keeping in Touch with Schools (KITS) Project, auspiced by the E...

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