Chronic disease and ageing
Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, renal failure, dementia, and other conditions of ageing continue to be leading causes of mortality and health burden to Australians. Further, in 2009, 12 percent of our population were informal carers to someone with a disability or a person who was ageing. The role of nurses in lifestyle and chronic disease management with an ageing population, and the support of families and carers, is more important than ever. Sydney Nursing School researchers are excited to be part of the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre with our own Nursing Chair to be appointed as part of a team who share a determination to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Australia.
AGED CARE REFORM: ADVANCING QUALITY IN DEMENTIA CARE – Symposium
Friday 21 June 2013, 9.10am–3.40pm
With the increase in our ageing population, Australia is facing greater challenges than ever to provide sound policies for aged care, chronic diseases and dementia care, as well as quality standards and service delivery. The Australian government’s aged care reform package, Living Longer Living Better, provides directions to improve care quality, enhance regulatory systems and foster evidence-based care. This symposium will give us the opportunity to begin a dialogue about these government directions. As key stakeholders, we can start to examine policies, practices and research that will enable ground-breaking reform in aged care. We invite you to be a part of this stimulating debate.
Please register using either Form 1 or Form 2 below:
- Form 1: for students (University of Sydney), staff members (Sydney Nursing School), consumers of dementia care or a carers. Attendance is free.
- Form 2: for members of the public who wish to attend but do not belong to one of the categories listed above. The fee is $55 (incl GST).