Australian Premiere For New Doctor Who Stage Spectacular

Composer Murray Gold says the 2014 spectacular will borrow from the Proms program. ”Because Doctor Who is an ongoing show, we like to play music from the most recent episodes,” he says. Peter Capaldi, seen in TV’s The Thick of It and The Hour, is considered a frontrunner for the role. Gold, who occasionally plays piano during the performances, has been Doctor Who musical director since 2005, when the series was relaunched for the first time in 15 years. Writer Russell T Davies (Queer as Folk) was charged with garnering interest among a new generation of viewers who were more likely to be spending time on the internet than in front of the TV, and Gold’s score had to match the melodrama of the new scripts. ”The music became very grand, eventually it became fully orchestral, a kind of filmic soundtrack, and each of the characters developed their own story in musical terms,” Gold says. I Am the Doctor, the theme he wrote for Smith as the latest Doctor, is a personal favourite. ”I write music for drama. The success or failure of it is how much it encapsulates a moment in the show, or how much it encapsulates the character, and I thought that did a pretty good job,” he says. ”Sometimes I’ll hear it on the train, because someone might have it as their ringtone, and that makes me smile.” Smith hosted the Doctor Who Proms last month, and while the presence of some of the show’s monsters, including the Daleks and Cybermen and the more recent, super-sinister Silence,has been confirmed at next year’s Australian Spectacular, it’s unsure if we’ll be graced with special guests. Former Doctor David Tennant made a popular appearance here last year, but Gold says even he was surprised by the cameo of the Doctor’s first screen companion, played by Carole Ann Ford, now 73, at the Proms this year.

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Australian Doctors Get Right to Assist Suicide

The survey was conducted during November to December 2012. Australias personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR) scheme has had a slow start despite support by government and prominent healthcare CIOs. Most of the Australian doctors surveyed support limiting patients’ ability to update their electronic health records. Only 18 per cent said patients should have full access to their own records. The survey also found 77 per cent of Australian doctors surveyed said that sharing health records electronically reduced medical errors last year. Also, 83 per cent said they actively used electronic medical records and about 70 per cent reported improved quality of diagnostic and treatment decisions by using shared electronic records. Accenture reported a 62 per cent increase since 2011 in the number of Australian doctors who reported routinely accessing electronic health records previously seen by a different health organisation. Australian doctors also increased routine use of receiving patients clinical results electronically by 67 per cent, entering patient notes during or after consultations by 64 per cent, and receiving electronic alerts or reminders while seeing patients by 44 per cent. Despite growth in those areas, only 5 per cent of Australian doctors said they routinely communicate electronically with patients. Most Australian doctors support letting patients update standard information like demographics (87 per cent) and family medical history (78 per cent). But nearly a third of the doctors oppose patients updating medications, medication side effects or allergic episodes, and more than half oppose patients updating lab test results. Accenture said the number of Australian doctors surveyed who limit patients’ control over their electronic records is higher than in other countries. Australian doctors are increasingly embracing electronic medical records to improve the quality of care provided and clinical outcomes, said Leigh Donoghue, managing director of Accentures health business in Australia and New Zealand.

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Australian doctors give patients less control over their e-health records: survey

I can get on with living and know that I can be helped if the time comes.” The legislation is history-making, with the first terminally ill patients expected to make use of the law later this year, and it has drawn an outcry from the Australian Medical Association, church leaders and anti-euthanasia groups. Under the law, a patient whose illness has been diagnosed as terminal by two doctors can ask for death, usually by pill or lethal injection, to put an end to suffering. At least one of the doctors must have a background in psychiatry, and a patient must wait at least nine days — a “cooling-off period” — before the request can be met. Opponents of the bill say it could turn Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, into the world’s suicide capital, with patients coming from around the world to this sparsely populated corner of Australia in the knowledge that someone will help them to die. Although individual doctors have come forward to say they would be willing to carry out the law, major doctors’ groups have opposed the bill because, they say, it is a violation of the Hippocratic Oath for doctors to be put in the position of deciding to end a life. Margaret Tighe, chairwoman of Right to Life Australia, said the bill would encourage families to put pressure on aging or mentally ill relatives literally to sign away their lives. “The people who are most vulnerable and least able to speak up for themselves are the ones who will lose their lives in this,” Mrs. Tighe said. “People who don’t think that’s the case are being terribly naive.” The Roman Catholic Archdiocese in Sydney, the nation’s largest city, said in a statement that the bill “in no way resolves the most fundamental issue of all — and that is that no one in society ought to have the right to end someone else’s life.” While euthanasia is legal to some degree in several nations, no place has gone quite so far as the Northern Territory, an area twice the size of Texas with a population of 160,000, about half of them in Darwin. It is Australia’s last frontier. Much of the territory is desolate outback, with roads that are long, straight and usually empty.

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