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ELDAC Day 2019

On the 3rd of October 2019, MACI hosted allied health service guests for a celebration of collaborative outcomes in regard to the End of Life Directions in Aged Care (ELDAC) project that MACI obtained research funding for.

The importance of the work that has been conducted at MACI is exciting and integral for developing the needs and wishes of residents and their families in such a sensitive area as end of life directions and advanced care planning. MACI has also been invited by University of Technology (QUT) to publish results in the form of case study, which is a great indication of how successful the project has been.

The team at MACI did a great job at presenting their work with the residents and throughout the facility. Diana Harrison of ELDAC at QUT, Kathleen Wurth, Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) in Palliative Care at Port Kembla Hospital and MACI’s Caron Roach Registered Nurse played a pivotal role in implementing the project.

The palliative care team members are greatly appreciated for their commitment in palliative care and they include the following Care Services Employees: Karen Barry, Stephen Harkness, Judy Cambridge, Julie Madden, Helen Dodovski, Francis Carroll, Daniel Mitchell, Tanya Bradica, Narelle Friend, Oliviera Ornellas and Amanda Murphy.

These team members provide support through their expertise to residents, families and other colleagues, under the guidance of Shane Jackson – Director of Care.

MACI continues to ensure that our residents enjoy care that is aligned with best practice and through this project MACI has been able to inform practice in this field.