Dr Peta McVey

PhD Sydney MN GradDip Palliative Care ACU GradCert Clinical Trials Management UC Oncology Nursing Certificate NSWCN
Senior Lecturer

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney


Biographical details

Peta McVey is a registered nurse and hold an Oncology Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Management, Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care and Master of Nursing (Research). In December 2011, she graduated with my PhD -- A palliative approach for people with declining health living in hostel accommodation: the state of play.

Peta has worked in the field of palliative care/oncology in Sydney for over 30 years and for the past 17 years she has been working in the position of the Clinical Nurse Consultant, HammondCare in Sydney. She has experience of working across a range of clinical settings from acute care, hospice to community. More recently within the palliative care environment and with the impact of an ageing population, her palliative care service has been involved and assisting in management of chronic illnesses and in aged care.

She has contributed significantly to the specialty through her involvement with various national collaborative projects, journal reports/ articles, development and presentation of oral scripts for television presentation, editorial positions, various conference presentations and have worked with the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and Palliative Care Australia to develop national training resources.

In her CNC role, Peta regularly coordinates and conducts postgraduate palliative care clinical education and organise the Annual HammondCare Palliative Care Seminar. In 2013 she was appointed as a committee member to the NSW Palliative Care Association.

Research interests

  • Palliative approach in aged care
  • Psychosocial issues
  • Symptom management
  • The dilemma of when to introduce palliative care

Teaching and supervision

  • NURS6018 Care and Chronic Condition
  • NURS6022 Community Health Nursing
  • NURS3012 Life-Limiting Conditions and Palliation

Current projects

2013 - ongoing - Medical Record Audit of End Life Practices in Residential Aged Care Facilities

2013 ongoing - Staff perceptions of end of life care/pPractices in Residential Aged Care Facilities

Associations

  • Committee member of the NSW Palliative Care Association.
  • Committee member of the Scientific Working Group 3 Palliative Care - The Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Group (PC4).
  • Member of The Australian College of Nursing.
  • Member of Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA)
  • Member of Palliative Care Nurses Australia (PCNA)
  • Member of Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).

Awards and honours

  • 2008 Royal College of Nursing- NSW Nurses Research Grant.
  • 2007 National Health and Medical Research Palliative Care Research Program Round Three PhD Scholarship.

Keywords

Aged care; Chronic disease; Palliative care; Palliative approach; Residential care

Selected publications

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Journals

  • McKenzie, H., Boughton, M., Hayes, L., Forsyth, S., Davies, M., Underwood, E., McVey, P. (2007). A sense of security for cancer patients at home: the role of community nurses. Health and Social Care in the Community, 15(4), 352-359. [More Information]

Conferences

  • McVey, P., McKenzie, H., White, K. (2009). A palliative approach for people with declining health living in hostel accommodation: Age care staff experiences. 8th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing 2009, Australia: Monash University.
  • McVey, P., McKenzie, H., White, K. (2009). Making connections: if nursing homes are the new 'hospices', what are hostels? Palliative Care 2009: 10th Australian Palliative Care Conference & 8th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference APCC/APHC 2009, Australia: Palliative Care Australia.

2009

  • McVey, P., McKenzie, H., White, K. (2009). A palliative approach for people with declining health living in hostel accommodation: Age care staff experiences. 8th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing 2009, Australia: Monash University.
  • McVey, P., McKenzie, H., White, K. (2009). Making connections: if nursing homes are the new 'hospices', what are hostels? Palliative Care 2009: 10th Australian Palliative Care Conference & 8th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference APCC/APHC 2009, Australia: Palliative Care Australia.

2007

  • McKenzie, H., Boughton, M., Hayes, L., Forsyth, S., Davies, M., Underwood, E., McVey, P. (2007). A sense of security for cancer patients at home: the role of community nurses. Health and Social Care in the Community, 15(4), 352-359. [More Information]

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