Responsive Behaviours Master Class: Leading Your Team to Improving Outcomes for People Living with Dementia

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17 May 2018

This workshop will be useful to experienced RACF clinicians who are responsible for leading their staff in improving care of people living with dementia, specifically those experiencing responsive behaviours.

It is focused on helping you to:

  1. Identify issues that may be contributing to the provision of less than optimal resident care.
  2. Establish effective, sustainable systems to build staff capacity to recognise, assess, monitor, resolve or reduce issues that create and magnify resident discomfort.
  3. promote resident dignity and comfort and increase staff and family satisfaction.

The workshop assumes core knowledge of the principles of person centred care and responsive behaviours.

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Professor Elizabeth Beattie & Dr Margaret MacAndrew

Professor Elizabeth Beattie PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Elizabeth Beattie, Professor of Aged and Dementia Care, School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology, is a psychogeriatric nurse educated in Australia, the UK and the US who has been involved in dementia-focused clinical practice, education and research for 30 years. She is a Director of the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and Dementia Training Australia. Elizabeth has an international nursing leadership profile and a sustained record of competitive research funding and publication. Her research is focused on improving the quality of care and quality of life of people living with dementia and those who support them.

Dr Margaret MacAndrew PhD, RN

Dr Margaret MacAndrew is a lecturer in the School of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology. As an RN with experience in caring for people with dementia in long term care, she has an interest in improving quality of life for people with dementia and in particular people with dementia who wander. Over the past three years she has trialled two behavioural interventions that aimed to reduce risky aspects of wandering in in long term care and is currently developing a tool to reduce risk associated with wandering through accurate assessment and targeted care planning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify characteristics of care environments that can impede the provision of optimal care regarding responsive behaviours
  • Plan actions  to improve how staff think about, decide, enact, review and monitor the care of residents experiencing responsive behaviours
  • Identify tools to record and measure the impact of your actions over a period of time
  • Identify ongoing learning needed to support your planned actions

Professional Value

4 continuing development hours (CPD)

Please click on the link to register your attendance online via event arc. Please note once registered you will receive a confirmation/registration ticket. Please print ticket and bring along to the event

Email: dta@qut.edu.au

Phone: 07 3138 3822

  • Registrations Open: 12 Apr 2018
  • Registrations Close: 04 May 2018
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