Ms Linda Jaffray
B. Social Work (BSW)
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Research Assistant with the Rural Clinical School on the project: “The identification of the “non-medical” acute medical hospital admission in a regional Australian hospital”, led by Professor Michael Buist.
A large part of my career in Palliative Care has been centred on teaching in the areas of grief and bereavement, psycho-social aspects of care for the dying and their families, and self care for health professionals.
I have also worked for UTAS as a Social Work Tutor of students studying the Bachelor of Social Work Degree at the Cradle Coast Campus, for the subject “Organizational Context”.
The larger part of her career, just over 12 years, Linda has been a specialist social worker in the North West Palliative Care Service supporting people who are dying and those who care for them.
Linda has also worked as a Research Assistant under the Primary Health Care Research, Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) Program, looking at the effect 'rural context' has on the experience of dementia.
I have a keen interest in the areas of health and wellbeing. I believe research has a dynamic capacity in learning more about what assists, as well as what hinders people from experiencing a sense of wellbeing in their lives. I am interested in the role that our health systems play in the resourcing and supporting people to realize wellbeing. Specific areas of interest include: end of life issues, chronic health, dementia, anxiety, post natal depression, women’s health and support of health professionals to protect against burn-out.