Palliative care in hospitals: Utilising patient and family identified areas of importance to drive change
This webinar will explore current research on improving palliative care within a hospital setting.
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.
Claudia Virdun will present on her work which aims to understand the care elements that are most important to patients and their families. It will also consider the challenge of systematically evaluating palliative care in line with the areas that matter most to patients and families.
Claudia Virdun has worked in palliative care across clinical, project management and education areas for more than 18 years. Claudia has an Honours degree (Nursing), Masters degree in Advancing Professional Healthcare Practice. She is also a PhD candidate with her research in supporting system level improvements for palliative care within the hospital setting.