Palliative care in hospitals: Utilising patient and family identified are of importance as the foundation to drive change and improvements


Time: 2.00 PM AEDT

Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018

Where: Online - join via your computer!

Your Host: Claudia Virdun

Cost: Complimentary


About the webinar:

The majority of expected deaths in Australia occur in hospitals where optimal palliative care cannot be assured. Understanding what is important for patients and families receiving palliative care in hospital provides a foundation upon which to build improvement efforts. Therefore this study's aim was to understand the care elements that are most important to patients and their families in relation to palliative care in the hospital setting. We addressed this through two systematic reviews: (1) a narrative synthesis of quantitative data (2) a metasynthesis of qualitative data and results from both reviews will be provided in this presentation. Of note, patients and families have outlined what is important for hospital based palliative care and have done so for over 25 years. Our challenge is to systematically evaluate in line with such areas of importance so improvement efforts target areas that matter most to patients and families.

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Claudia Virdun

Claudia has worked in palliative care within a clinical, project management or education position for over 18 years. Claudia has completed an Honours degree (Nursing), Masters degree in Advancing Professional Healthcare Practice and is currently a Phd Candidate with her research focusing on supporting system level improvements for palliative care within the hospital setting.



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