Monday Lunch Livestream
with Alexandra Rivalland and Laura Brunt
Monday 15 August
Carers play an integral role in patient outcomes so how can we support them to ensure optimal care?
Hear Alexandra Rivalland and Laura Brunt discuss how focusing on the needs of carers of patients with a haematological malignancy can bring benefits on multiple levels.
As contemporary models of care place increasing emphasis on outpatient-led treatment, it's important to examine the needs of caregivers as an essential pillar in service provision.
Equipping and enabling carers to provide the care commonly led by tertiary hospitals in the inpatient setting, supports efficiency and sustainability for services, as well as improved outcomes for patients.
This event focuses specifically on the needs of carers of patients with a haematological malignancy post discharge with an integrative review of the current international literature.
Supporting carers optimises patient outcomes, improves quality of life and ensures holistic patient and family centred care.
The Royal Melbourne Hospital/ Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Alexandra Rivalland works at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital as the Graft versus Host Disease Clinical Nurse Consultant. She has completed her Graduate Certificate in Cancer and is currently completing her Master’s in Advanced Nursing Practice. She has developed a podcast about all things allogeneic stem cell transplant and is a regular contributor to conferences and seminars on central line infections, optimising and educating carers as well as GVHD management.
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Laura Brunt works as a registered nurse at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in the day therapy department. She has completed her Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing and Masters in Advanced Nursing Practice. She has a specific interest in haematology and bone marrow transplant patients and caregivers’ transitions throughout their treatment pathway and will shortly be commencing her PhD in this area.
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