Panel: Opportunities for the international community
Opportunities for the international community: key lessons and a framework for collaboration
Chair: Professor Kathy Eagar
Presenter: Dr Barbara Daveson
A look into the future: Priorities and opportunities for Australia's PCOC
Dr Barbara Daveson first started work as a therapist in palliative care in 1998. Since then, she has held research and health service management posts in Australia and the UK. Her postdoctoral work, led to her appointment as the Cicely Saunders International Lecturer in Health Services Research in Palliative Care at King’s College London. Dr Daveson has held executive positions within the Australian federal government, helping develop national policy for the benefit of consumers and their unpaid carers. In 2019, Dr Daveson became the National Manager of the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (Australia) and Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Health Services Research Institute at University of Wollongong, Australia. She has published widely including on research conducted in Australia, Europe and the USA, and presented internationally. Her research includes: mixed methods, cohort studies, cross-national cross-sectional surveys, implementation science, outcome and assessment measurement, with often a focus on older adults and always a commitment to improving quality and equity.
Panel Member: Professor Fliss Murtagh
Professor Fliss Murtagh qualified in medicine in the UK in 1986. She worked in General Practice for almost 10 years, and then undertook specialist training in palliative medicine. She is now a Professor of Palliative Care at Hull York Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, UK, as well as Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, in Hull, UK. She is experienced in providing palliative care to a wide range of people with far advanced disease and their families, and has published extensively on palliative and end-of-life care needs, especially for older people and those with advanced kidney disease. She is also experienced in research methods: cohort and cross sectional surveys, psychometrics, implementation and use of outcomes, especially the Integrated Palliative care Outcome Scale (see www.pos-pal.org). Her current and recent projects are with the Outcome Assessment and Complexity Collaborative (OACC), C-Change, and RESOLVE.