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Researcher: Abela, MR (Dr Melissa Abela)

Fields of Research

Aged care nursing
Health services and systems
Health promotion

Research Objectives

Palliative care
Behaviour and health
Nursing
Provision of health and support services
Health education and promotion
Health related to ageing

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Evaluation of education and training on the end-of-life Namaste Care program on aged care staff’s knowledge, skills and perceived competence in end-of-life dementia care: Preliminary Report
Physical activity for dementia risk reduction - not as easy as it sounds; 2021 Australian Dementia Forum
Stimulating sense memories for people living with dementia using the Namaste Care programme: what works, how and why?; Journal of Clinical Nursing
Train the trainer program manual - The trajectory of dementia illnesses and the Namaste Care Program for people living with advanced dementia in residential aged care facilities

Research Projects

Evaluation of education and training on the Namaste Care program for people with advanced dementia on aged care staff's knowledge, skills and perceived competence in end-of-life dementia care: A pilot; Department of Health (Tasmania) (DoH TAS)

Research Candidate Supervision