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About us

Planning dementia care through case conferencing

Guidance on this website was informed by the IDEAL Project, which was funded by the Department of Health and Ageing from 2012 to 2015.

The investigators would like to acknowledge the contributions made to content on this website by the managers, staff, residents, families and Palliative Care Planning Coordinators (PCPCs) at each participating aged care facility; the health professionals and consumers who helped train the PCPCs; the teams in Sydney who ran the project and collected data; and Adele Kelly (BSc (Hons), from HammondCare who collated the content and designed the website with support from Ruth Murton at CareSearch.

In addition to the IDEAL Project, content on this website was informed by previous work undertaken by the Mid North Coast (NSW) Division of General Practice (299kb), the PerCEN Study (556kb), the ENABLE Project, recommendations form the European Association of Palliative Care and studies of GP involvement in case conferences by Prof Geoff Mitchell.

IDEAL Project Investigators

Name Qualifications Affiliations Disclosures
Meera Agar MBBS, FRACP, FAChPM, MPallCare Professor of Palliative Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, University of Technology Sydney. Director of the Dep’t Palliative Care at Braeside Hospital (2005 -2015), Wetherill Park; Research lead for South West Sydney Local Health District Palliative Care Service; Clinical Trial Director for the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research (South West Sydney); consultant physician in Palliative Medicine; Senior lecturer in Discipline of Palliative and Supportive Services, School of Medicine, Flinders University; Conjoint A/Prof at South West Sydney Clinical School, University of New South Wales; Conjoint A/Prof at School of Medicine University of Notra Dame; and Honorary Associate at the School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Sydney None
Lynn Chenoweth RN, DipRec/leis (KCAE), BA (KCAE), GradCertHEd (UTS), MA (Hons) (Syd), MAdED (UTS), PhD (Syd) Professor of Aged and Extended Care Nursing, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) None
Geoffrey Mitchell MBBS, FRACP, PhD, FAChPM Professor of General Practice and Palliative Care, University of Queensland (UQ) None
Elizabeth Beattie BA, MA, PhD Professor of Geropsychiatric and Dementia Nursing, Queensland University of Technology; Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre (DCRC) Carers and Consumers None
Georgina Luscombe  BSc, PhD Adjunct Lecturer in Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Central Clinical School, University of Sydney None
Stephen Goodall BSc, MSc, PhD Core Member, Centre of Health Economics Research & Evaluatoin (CHERE), UTS None
Dimity Pond BA (Hons), MBBS, FRACGP, Dip SSc, PhD Professor in General Practice, University of Newcastle None
Jane Phillips RN, BN, PhD, MRCNA Professor Palliative Nursing, Cunningham Centre for Palliative Care Sydney, and The University of Notre Dame, Australia None
Tim Luckett BSc (Hons), PhD Program Coordinator, Improving Palliative Care through Clinical Trials (ImPaCCT); Research Associate, South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW; Research Fellow, UTS None
Patricia Davidson RN, BA, Med, PhD Director of the Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, UTS None

Last updated 17 November 2015