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Implementation or Education: Changing Dementia Care Practices in Hospitals
Guest Lecture – 5 December 2017
Presented by A/Prof. Laurie Grealish
Many research studies have determined that hospital staff are not well equipped to support the unique care needs of people with dementia. Authors of these studies recommend further education for staff. Following a two-year NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship, Associate Professor Grealish suggests that implementation science provides a wider range of change strategies than education alone. This presentation will review strategies that hold promise in the area of in-hospital dementia care.
- Asset Type Guest Lecture
- Learning Pathway Discovery
- Topic Areas Dementia (general)
- Target Audience Residential Aged Care, In Home or Community-Based Care, Hospital, Private Practice, Primary Care, Hospice or Palliative Care, Retail, University VET or Research Institute
- Target Occupations Medical & Pharmacy, Nursing, Allied Health & Care Support, Services, Management & Administration, Person Living with Dementia / Family Carer, Researcher, Academic, Undergraduate Student
- Target Populations Anyone with Dementia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Culturally and Linguistic Diverse Groups, Younger Onset Dementia, Homeless Persons, Veterans, LGBTIQ, Care Leavers, Rural, Remote, Metropolitan
- Knowledge Translation Thinking, Doing
Doctor Laurie Grealish
RN, PhD, FCNA
Associate Professor in Subacute and Aged Nursing
Menzies Health Institute Queensland and School of Nursing & Midwifery Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service
Laurie Grealish holds a joint research appointment between Griffith University and Gold Coast Health. In this role, Laurie supports clinician initiated studies as well as leads a research program in the areas of hospitalised older people with cognitive impairment, end-of-life care, and work-based learning. She is an experienced academic, awarded for her leadership in work-based learning. In 2016, Laurie was awarded an NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship (2016-17) to implement a delirium prevention program for older hospitalised adults.
- Learning Outcomes:
- Describe the benefits and limitations of implementation and education for changing dementia care practice;
- Describe one model of implementation.
1 hour lecture equals 1 point (Nursing) (Allied Health)