Kasia’s research aims to improve sustainable acute care health delivery for an ageing population, while her clinical experience includes general medical and acute palliative care. In her PhD, Kasia developed an approach to measure nurse-sensitive outcomes, which is currently being used to evaluate a Government-funded implementation of a cognitive identifier. Kasia has a passion for identifying and researching the structures and processes which impede or enable quality patient care, and sharing her learning and inquiry with nursing students, industry and professional groups. Here, Palliverse asks her about her latest research project and dipping her toe into the world of social media.
While we’re on the subject of conferences being held in Canberra this year, the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) are extending the closing date for abstract submissions for their November conference, until Friday 29th April 2016.
The conference theme is “Capitalising on the Ageing Dividend: Reimagining Our Future” and submissions are welcome on a variety of ageing-related topics, including palliative care and end-of-life care.
What’s cool about the abstract submissions? Authors are asked to submit a 100-character “Tweetable” along with their abstract.
Applications for the Australian Association of Gerontology’s R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund are now open. “The aim of the R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund is to encourage good research particularly from newer researchers in the fields of ageing across all disciplines. The R M Gibson Scientific Research Fund will distribute $15,000 amongst three cutting edge research projects in 2015.”