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Breaking new ground and re-discovering forgotten lessons: The experience of the process of developing an electronic Advance Care Directive for Residential Aged Care Facilities in North West Tasmania

Summary

Dr Sharon Condon will present her research into developing an eACD for aged care in the North West

Start Date

15th Aug 2012 12:30pm

End Date

15th Aug 2012 12:50pm

Venue

Building B110-111, Cradle Coast Campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Dr Sharon Condon, Sharon.Condon@utas.edu.au

The Australian Government plans to implement a national Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) in 2012.
In 2011 the Cradle Coast in the North West of Tasmania was tasked with developing an electronic Advance Care Directive (eACD) for Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) that will be used to inform the development of the PCEHR.

Using a pragmatic research approach, this research analysed the activities undertaken by the eACP Management and Project Team to date and compared them to the suggested activities outlined in the Health Minister approved 'Electronic Medication Management (EMM) System: A Guide to Safe Implementation' document as well as key findings from an Australian project implemented in 2001 which saw the successful uptake of Advance Care Plans (ACPs) in a number of RACFs.

Findings highlight the adoption of a 'top down' approach at the outset of the Project which may have a significant impact upon the Projects deliverables and subsequent uptake of the eACP.

This session will be presented by Dr Sharon Condon from the Rural Clinical School, Burnie.

This session is open to all UTAS staff and students as well as people from the aged care industry and to healthcare professionals.