Esther Chang

Western Sydney UniversityAustralia

Professor Esther Chang is Director of Research, Head of Program for the Undergraduate Honours and Higher Research Degree programs in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney. She has worked in academia since 1986 with three tertiary institutions. She has been a Head of School, Dean of the Faculty of Health, and Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor Academic at the University of Western Sydney Hawkesbury. She is currently the President of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Australia. Professor Chang is committed to aged and palliative care. She received many large grants investigating, nursing and meeting health needs in older people; developed models of care for acutely ill elderly patients and clients with end-stage dementia. Professor Chang’s international links have generated collaborative research into aged care across several countries. She has received partnership grants with industry and leads the School’s Aged Care and Palliation (ACAP) research team.

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This book is designed to provide a comprehensive insight unto the key and most prevalent contemporary issues associated with palliation. The reader will find viewpoints that are challenging and sometimes discerning, but at the same time motivating and thought-provoking in the care of persons requiring palliation. This book is divided into three sections. Section 1 examines contemporary practice; Section 2 looks at the challenges in practice; Section 3 discusses models of care. This book is an excellent resource for students, practising clinicians and academics. By reading the book, reflecting on the issues, challenges and opportunities ahead, we hope it will create within the reader a passion to take on, explore and further develop their palliative care practice.

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