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Ebony Lewis

RESEARCHER PROFILE


Ebony has come from a background of Emergency and Geriatric nursing and in 2014 completed a Master of International Public Health at UNSW. In 2020, Ebony received a UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship and is currently undertaking her PhD at UNSW and NeuRA with her research focusing on frailty and dementia throughout the life course. Ebony is also an associate lecturer with the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW and is involved in several projects which aim to improve the end-of-life experience for frail older people with advanced chronic illness.

Qualifications 

BN, MIPH

Future projects 

Research Groups

Dr Ruth Peters

Professor Kaarin Anstey

PUBLICATIONS

Perceived barriers and facilitators for general practitioner-patient communication in palliative care: a systematic review.

Slort W, Schweitzer BP, Blankenstein AH, Abarshi EA, Riphagen II, Echteld MA, Aaronson NK, van der Horst H, Deliens L

End-of-life priorities of older adults with terminal illness and caregivers: A qualitative consultation.

Lewis ET, Harrison R, Hanly L, Psirides A, Zammit A, McFarland K, Dawson A, Hillman K, Barr M, Cardona M

This study aimed to explore patient and family experiences and identify factors deemed important to quality EOL care. Our study highlights that to better adhere to EOL patient's wishes a reorganization of care needs is required. The readiness of the health system to cater for this expectation is questionable as real choices may not be available in acute hospital settings. With an ageing population, a reorganization of care which influences the way we manage terminal patients is required.

Dissonance on perceptions of end-of-life needs between health-care providers and members of the public: Quantitative cross-sectional surveys.

Cardona M, Lewis E, Shanmugam S, Nicholson M, Williamson M, Hanly L, Hillman K

To investigate views, determinants and barriers to end-of-life discussions for doctors, nurses and members of the public (MoP) and their acceptability of risk prediction tools. A dissonance exists between doctor/nurses perception of older peoples' preference for receiving prognostic information and the public desire for involvement in decision-making at the end of life. As public attitudes change, strategies for greater involvement of patients in shared end-of-life planning are warranted.

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