Plenary: Celebrating outcomes
Celebrating outcomes – parallel plenary presentations
Presenter: Professor Shu-Chen Wang
The introduction of ePCOC in a hospice in Eastern Taiwan
Professor Shu-Chen Wang is the Vice Director of the Nursing Department at Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, and is the Assistant Professor in the Department of Nursing at the Tzu Chi University. Professor Wang is the Supervisor at Taiwan Association of Hospice and Palliative Nursing and is the Executive Editor of the Tzu Chi Nursing Journal. Professor Wang received her Master's degree in Palliative care from King’s College London, UK in 2001, and was awarded her PhD in Nursing from Taiwan University in 2019. Professor Wang has been a leader in palliative care in Taiwan since 1997. Professor Wang is a registered nurse with experience of palliative care in the Heart Lotus (palliative care) ward and as a head nurse to manage the Heart Lotus ward, participating in quality control projects and palliative care training programs. Professor Wang has integrated and educated in order to enusre the palliative care team is a leading model of nursing care at Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital, enabling the quality of palliative care in Taiwan.
Presenter: Associate Professor Natasha Michael
Using outcome data to enhance the model of palliative care in an Australian private not-for-profit sector
Associate Professor Natasha Michael is Director of Palliative Medicine at Cabrini Health, Head of Palliative Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney and Adjunct Associate Professor at Notre Dame and Monash University. Assoc Professor Michael has trained and worked in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Singapore and Australia, including Kings College, London, The National Cancer Centre, Singapore and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. Over the last 7 years she has led the development of Australia’s largest integrated palliative care service at Cabrini Health, providing inpatient, community, consult and ambulatory services at no cost to the patient and established the Palliative and Supportive Care Research Department at the Cabrini Institute. She is a frequently invited speaker and teacher, and brings particular expertise on service development, the ethics of end-of life matters, and complex symptom management.
Respondent: Professor Jennifer Philip
As a Respondent in the plenary session, Professor Jennifer Philip will provide a response to the plenary presentations, contributing comments about their relevance to the broader palliative care context, and their importance regarding the role and potentiality of outcomes within palliative care in Australia, and internationally.
Professor Philip is the appointed Chair of Palliative Medicine, University of Melbourne, St Vincent’s Hospital and in collaboration with the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. She is a palliative care clinician, researcher and teacher whose particular areas of interest include improving the ways supportive and palliative care are delivered, ensuring care is underpinned by high quality evidence and that it is delivered by well trained professionals and carers. Professor Philip leads the Palliative Medicine Research Group.
Respondent: Associate Professor Ghauri Aggarwal
Associate Professor Aggarwal, Palliative Care Physician (MBBS, FRACP, FAChPM, FFPMANZCA) has been the Head of the Palliative Care Department at Concord Hospital since 1996. Her practice includes hospital consultancy, ambulatory and inpatient care in palliative medicine within the district wide Sydney Palliative Care Service, Sydney Local Health District, Australia. She has been involved in the development of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Chapter of Palliative Medicine and is the chair of the Executive of the Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine. Her interests include interface between oncology and palliative medicine, undergraduate and postgraduate education in palliative care, communication skills and ethics and end of life decision making. She has been involved for a number of years in the strategic development of Palliative Care in New South Wales. Currently Associate Professor Aggarwal is involved in teaching and development of Palliative Care in the Asia-Pacific region.
As a Respondent in the plenary session, Associate Professor Ghauri Aggarwal will provide a response to the plenary presentations, contributing comments about their relevance to the broader palliative care context, and their importance regarding the role and potentiality of outcomes within palliative care in Australia, and internationally.
Presenter: Dr Deborah Dudgeon
International palliative care measurement collaborative
Dr Deborah Dudgeon (MD, FRCPC) is Professor Emeritus, Queen's University and Sr Scientific Leader, Person-Centred Perspective for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Dr Dudgeon is a medical oncologist by training and has worked in palliative care for over 25 years. While the inaugural Head of Palliative Care for Cancer Care Ontario, she and others implemented symptom screening with the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System (ESAS) in 14 regional cancer centres in Ontario, Canada. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is currently supporting the implementation, collection, measurement and provincial reporting of patient reported outcomes (including ESAS) in most provinces and territories across Canada.
Presenter: Associate Professor Brian Le
Using quality outcomes data to assist clinical service ev0lution
Associate Professor Brian Le is the Director of Palliative Care at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, including the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Assoc Professor Le is a specialist in both Palliative Medicine and Medical Oncology, and is an Assoc Professor of the University of Melbourne. Assoc Professor Le is a past Chair of the Training Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, responsible for training of all palliative medicine specialists in Australia and New Zealand. He is involved with many other Commonwealth and State governmental and not-for-profit organisations concerning palliative care, and is a past chairman of Palliative Care Victoria. Assoc Professor Le has published over 75 peer reviewed scientific papers and book chapters, is involved with research in the areas of palliative and supportive care, including clinical trials of novel therapies, and research into palliative care integration and benefits for patients and carers.