Watch the Online symposium: Making person-centred care a reality

Type: Video 5hrs
Supporting Aged Care Quality Standard: 1 2 3 4 5 6

This symposium, hosted by the Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration and Dementia Training Australia, reflects on progress since the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and safety, and added challenges of COVID-19.

Join people with lived experience, clinicians, researchers, and government as they look at future directions in making person-centred care a reality throughout Australia.


Session 1

Chair: Dr Clair Burley

  • Welcome and setting the scene
  • Person-centred care: Changing individuals, organisations, and systems

Session 2

Chair: Dr Claire Burley

  • Research initiatives that support making person-centred care a reality across Australia
  • Government initiatives supporting person-centred care
    • Mr Robert Day – Dementia, Diversity and Design Branch, Australian Government Department of Health
  • Perspectives of people with lived experience
    • Nell Hawe – Dementia Advocate, Dementia Australia
    • Mr Keith Davies and Mr Peter Swindell – Dementia Advocates, Dementia Australia

Session 3

Chair: Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka 

  • Achieving person-centred mental health care within Residential Aged Care: Co-design of a performance measurement tool
  • Trauma-informed inpatient geriatric care to improve staff skills and reduce patient distress: An interrupted-time series study
  • Implementing and evaluating an on-line staff education program in person-centred care for persons with dementia in the sub-acute care setting
    • Ms Jacquelene Cook – UNSW Sydney
  • Is it possible to ‘teach’ person-centred care? The example of Dementia Essentials
    • Professor Belinda Goodenough and Ms Alex Jedlicko – Dementia Training Australia and Dementia Australia

Session 4

Chair: Dr Claire Burley

  • Let’s not stop at ‘person-centred’ care – we can do even better
  • Non-pharmacological interventions: Evidence from a national support program
    • Associate Professor Steve Macfarlane – The Dementia Centre
  • Guidelines for dementia care: Awareness and current usage in residential aged care
  • Symposium summary and closing
    • Dr Claire Burley and Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka


Event ProgramPDF | File size: 550 kB Session 1 VideoMp4 | File size: 412 MB Session 2 VideoMp4 | File size: 798 MB Session 3 VideoMp4 | File size: 340 MB Session 4 VideoMp4 | File size: 528 MB

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