Archive for quality and safety

Is ‘patient-centred care’ really what patients need - or want?

Maree Cameron PSM received the Victorian Public Service Medal in 2017 for her significant contribution to improving residential aged care.  (She and I discuss her thoughts on quality and safety in residential aged care in a separate interview.)  Over a long career focused on improving quality of care and life for residents, she has amassed considerable knowledge about what this takes.  

So does this knowledge help - or hinder - when you're the one receiving care?  Maree has had multiple encounters with the acute care sector over the past few years as a patient, and kindly agreed to share her thoughts on being on the 'other side of the bed'.  In this interview we discuss what patient-centred care means to an informed patient who knows what it 'should' be and how it is defined from the provider perspective; but is this really what patients need - or want?  

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The quality of residential aged care: where are we and where to from here?

In 2017 Maree Cameron PSM was awarded the Victorian Public Sevice Medal for her outstanding contribution to improving aged care.  Her considerable experience and achievements in this area give her a fascinating perspective on what's important about aged care, how it can be improved and where to from here for creating high quality care and experiences for every resident.  

In this interview, Maree explains the impact of working in aged care on her career, considers the quality of care vs quality of life discussion, emphasises the importance of agreeing a universal definition of high quality aged care, and highlights the need for a national organisation to inform, support and drive safe and high quality care for every resident.  

If you govern, lead, work in, have an interest in or a family connection with residential aged care - don't miss this interview!

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