We currently work with a variety of partners to promote person-centred healthcare through the sector. Some of our current training and research partners include:
- Cancer Council Victoria
- Occupational English Test
- University of Southern Denmark
- EACH (International Association for Communication in Healthcare)
- Safer Care Victoria.
Our team at the Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare is led by Director, Professor Peter Martin. We have a number of highly esteemed academics and clinicians who all are driven by a desire for change in the healthcare system towards person-centred outcomes.
|Professor of Clinical Communication and End of Life Care, School of Medicine|
Professor Peter Martin
|Professor of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Professor Judy Currey
|Academic General Practice, School of Medicine|
Professor Jonathan Silverman
|Deputy Director, Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare|
Clinical communication training
Consumers, patients, and families are demanding clinical professionals and healthcare managers who are able to communicate effectively – to listen and to understand. This is being led by a desire from people wanting to exercise choice with regards to location, modes of delivery, and providers of healthcare. It is important for health services and professionals to become more patient focused, as this is the antecedent of outstanding care.
Our clinical communication courses equip healthcare professionals with the skills required to effectively communicate with patients, carers, families and across professional disciplines.
- teaching communication in the clinical setting
- providing feedback on communication as a clinical supervisor
- enhancing your clinical communication skills to enable you to teach others.
Professional healthcare management
As healthcare service delivery becomes complex because of changing population, disease profile and medical technology; so has the requirement for qualified healthcare managers increased. There is a pressing need for trained and skilled healthcare executives and leaders in Australia and the Asia-Pacific to lead and manage healthcare service delivery into the future.
The Deakin MBA (Healthcare Management) course content has been developed in consultation with industry and by academics with several years of industry experience. With the Deakin MBA (Healthcare Management) qualification in hand you are well positioned to either progress in your existing healthcare management career or embark as a healthcare manager.
There are a number of ways you can support the various activities of the Centre for Organisational Change in Person-Centred Healthcare. By supporting our research and education activities, you enable us to make a real difference in improving the provision of patient care.
We're grateful for all philanthropic and other support received from individuals, corporates and the community at large. This support enables our staff to continue our innovative program to improve patient care.
Ways you can help
Examples of how you can support us include:
- fund a PhD scholarship
- fund a post-doctoral award
- provide a philanthropic gift or gift in kind (such as equipment)
- contribute to a specific research project
- seed funding to explore new project ideas
- donate to the centre at large, or partner with us, ensuring our future.
If you want to explore opportunities to support and/or partner with us, we would like to hear from you.
Centre for Organisation Change in Person-Centred Healthcare
Phone: +61 3 5227 8664