Associate lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW
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.
DR GAIL KENNING
Interdisciplinary Fellow Ageing Futures Institute
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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.
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.