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Palliative Care Project Team


Ms. Lisa Malbrecht, Co-Chair, SWAHN Palliative Care Project Team; Director, Complex Care, Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph's Health Care London

Lisa Malbrecht received a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Western University and a Master’s of Health Administration/Leadership from Athabasca University.  Over the past eighteen years, she has held a number of leadership roles at St. Joseph’s Health Care London.  Lisa is currently the Director of Complex Care at St. Joseph’s Health Care London where she provides leadership support for the Complex Medical and Palliative care inpatient units as well as leading the Palliative Pain and Symptom Management program.    
 

Ms. Maura Purdon, Co-Chair, SWAHN Palliative Care Project Team; Director, Palliative Care; Erie St. Clair Hospice Palliative Care Network

Maura Purdon is the Erie St. Clair Hospice Palliative Care Network Director responsible for system planning in palliative care as well as leadership of the Erie St. Clair Regional Palliative Care Education Collaborative. She assumed responsibilities as the Network Director in June 2015 following 7 years in palliative care education developing the Education Collaborative. Annually the Collaborative through a network of partnering organizations supports the education of 700-1500 health care providers – physicians, NPs, nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Pastoral Care and volunteers working in community care, hospitals, LTCHs and hospices. Maura is employed through the ESC CCAC under a host agency model.

Prior to assuming full time employment through the ESC CCAC, Maura was a Partner in the consulting firm, Bright Harbour Partners where she worked with over 30 For-Profit and Not-For-Profit organizations across Southwestern Ontario facilitating planning sessions with Boards and Management teams, leading merger, restructuring and strategic planning initiatives and supporting the development of palliative care education.

For 18 years Maura was employed in the Financial Services sector where her work included operational and corporate management roles as well as company-wide leadership of major change initiatives associated with mergers and acquisitions.

Palliative Care Project Team Terms of Reference

Purpose

The Palliative Care Project Team falls under the direction of the SWAHN Co-Lead who is overseeing the Interprofessional Collaboration Stream. The Project Team’s primary focus will be to explore the current state of education and training related to palliative care with respect to all health and human service providers across the continuum of education in Southwestern Ontario. This analysis will allow the Project Team to inform the future state of educational programs, encouraging the incorporation of palliative care education into the curriculum.


The Palliative Care Project Team will:
 

1. Ensure that Project Team activities are aligned with the goals of SWAHN (i.e., to transform health in Southwestern Ontario through integrated excellence in research, education and clinical practice); 

2. Liaise with and report to the SWAHN Co-Lead who is overseeing the Interprofessional Collaboration Stream concerning matters related to the focus and advancement of the following Project Team activities as guided by the Declaration of Partnership & Commitment to Action released in 2011:
a. The development of an inventory of education curricula for all health and human service            

    professionals across the continuum of education in Southwestern Ontario;

b. A gap analysis of the curriculum based on the inventory (e.g., the current state);

c. A strategy to improve consistency within the core curriculum through the development of a model for        streamlined education (e.g., the ideal future state)

d. The development of a survey of palliative care research.
 

3. Develop short and long term goals in collaboration with the SWAHN Co-Lead who is overseeing the Interprofessional Collaboration Stream which will be specific, measurable, and achievable in one to two years (short term) and three to five years (long term);  

4. Identify appropriate performance measures to monitor progress and performance.