Dr Sharon Andrews is a Senior Consultant – Research with the Dementia Centre, HammondCare. Dr Andrews has worked in the residential aged care sector as an academic and a registered nurse for 15 years. Her PhD investigated strategies for developing the practices of aged care staff to support a palliative approach to care for people with advanced dementia. Dr Andrews was a 2010 National Health and Medical Research Council Translating Research into Practice Fellow and has undertaken extensive research and practice development projects in the residential aged care sector, specifically in dementia care and palliative care.
Extracted from Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer with Professor Ralph Martins, published by Simon & Schuster Australia, RRP AU$39.99 or NZ$45.00.
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