The Demographic Facts of Ageing in Australia
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

The Demographic Facts of Ageing in Australia

Presenter Sue Walker, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Sue is a co-founder and Director of the Nurses for Nurses Network, and is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the healthcare system. Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. 

Nursing is a fabulous profession - the backbone of the healthcare system, in co-founding the Nurses for Nurses Network her aim is to provide a platform for her nursing colleagues to enhance their knowledge and share their specialist skills with other nurses.

Sue has worked in a number of clinical practice areas her most recent clinical experience being in the aged care sector as both a clinician and a manager. 

During the time she worked as a Nurse Consultant for Health Services Evolution, the aim was to provide an education and quality monitoring system that was useful and relevant to those that work in the aged care industry. “We measure financial performance but rarely take the time to review the care indicators that reflect the core business of the industry.”

Sue continues to believe that the use of quantifiable clinical care indicators, monitored by an independent external agency, in the aged care industry would lead to a much better service delivery model.

Course Content

There is now widespread recognition that Australia’s population is ageing and that this has important implications for the national economy and society. Despite this, there is a considerable misunderstanding of the nature, scale, location and implications of population ageing in Australia.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the growth of Australia’s older population over the next two decades
  • Explore the size and characteristics of Australia’s future older population
  • Investigate if geography will play a role in service delivery
  • Reflect on how we can plan to deliver health services especially Nursing services