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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 18 Jun 2024

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Team-based management of chronic disease with comorbid dementia

On-demand recorded 18 Jun 2024

This webinar will discuss how to organise team-based care for a general practice patient with a chronic disease and dementia.

Presented by GP Prof Dimity Pond, and practice nurse Caroline Gibson, they will explore a collaborative approach, using care planning, case conferencing and other relevant MBS approved strategies.

Presented in partnership with Dementia Training Australia.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the ways in which dementia can affect self-management in patients with chronic disease
  2. Develop a care plan for a patient with chronic disease and dementia
  3. Discuss a system for evidence-based team management of a patient with comorbid chronic disease and dementia, with a focus on the practice nurse role.

This event is part of RACGP Specific Interests and Dementia Training Australia - 2024 webinar series. Events in this series are:

Presenters

Prof Dimity Pond
GP and Professor at the University of Newcastle

Dimity Pond is a GP on the outskirts of Sydney. She has many older patients, and works with the practice nurse in caring for these. She has a particular interest in dementia and works with Caroline on the practice nurse component of Dementia Training Australia. She also has a longstanding interest in research around improving primary care management of people living with dementia, particularly through strengthening the multidisciplinary team.

Caroline Gibson

Caroline Gibson has experience as a general practice nurse, district nurse and community nurse care coordinator supporting people with complex chronic disease and pyscho-social issues. She is currently involved in the development of a general practice nurse dementia training program with Dementia Training Australia. She led the ‘Improving dementia care in primary practice – a nurse-enhanced model of cognition care’ project at Ballarat Community Health. Prior to this she implemented a new dementia support community nurse service at Djerriwarrh Health Services which has been adopted in other regional health services.

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