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|02 August 2016|
|A new study is looking at ways to improve the recognition of critically ill hospital patients, and ultimately save lives.|
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Partnering with patients - innovations and evidence
How can clinicians engage with health care consumers and families in a meaningful way about the care decisions that matter to them?
This is one of the topics to be addressed in a symposium on partnerships in care on Monday December 12 in Melbourne. Hosted by the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, international and national experts will explore initiatives to promote collaborations and partnerships with patients, families, clinicians, managers and academics. Hear firsthand the latest evidence, how the challenges are being addressed and implemented and the influence they are having on the quality and safety of patient care globally.
Clinicians, health service managers and academics with an interest in National Safety and Quality in Health Services Standard 2: Partnering with Consumers are invited to attend.
Registration closes on Thursday 8 December
Meet just a few of our leading researchers producing world-class outcomes.
We aim to have a positive impact on patient care through the translation of knowledge into the real world, and a sustainable, collaborative research capacity.
Our objectives are to:
- produce world-leading research that has a positive impact on communities
- directly impact the quality, safety and experience of patient care
- build on strategic local, national and international collaborations
- build sustainable research capacity
- facilitate the knowledge translation of high-quality research into improved clinical care and patient safety outcomes.
Collaborating with the community
QPS is part of the Deakin Partners in Nursing and Midwifery research network, which is a unique, distinctive and internationally-renowned integrated health services partnership. Our researchers collaborate with other organisations in medicine, psychology, health economics and biostatistics, both nationally and internationally.
Professor Trisha Dunning, Chair in Nursing at Deakin-Barwon Health, collaborated with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association to develop and publish The McKellar Guidelines for Managing Older People with Diabetes in Residential and Other Care Facilities in 2014.
These guidelines translate existing evidence into care recommendations so health professionals can deliver best-practice care.
Join our research team
To become a QPS research student, you need to be familiar with our research focus and three key research pillars:
- Patient experience
- Patient safety
- Workforce development
In just a few steps you could be find new and better ways for hospitals to relate to patients, keep them safe and help improve the effectiveness of current models of care.
Find a supervisor
Once you know what you want to do, you'll need to find a suitable supervisor. Browse our staff profiles and find out who specialises in the area you'd like to focus on. Then send them an email or call to discuss your proposal.
Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS)
+61 3 9244 6578
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125