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Amanda Johnson

Amanda Johnson is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer (Aged Care Focus) at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Western Sydney (UWS). She has been responsible for the conceptualisation and implementation of the undergraduate teaching unit ‘Chronicity and Palliative Care Nursing’ at UWS for the past nine years. In 2010, she received a Highly Commended Award in the UWS Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence category and a UWS College of Health and Science’s Citation. Amanda recently completed her PhD in undergraduate palliative care education. She is an Australian Council of Deans (Nursing) representative on the National Advisory Group for the Palliative Care Curriculum for Undergraduates (PCC4U) Project and a member of the National Standards Assessment Program Aged Care reference group, which is coordinated through Palliative Care Australia. Her passion lies in educating undergraduate nursing students to effectively practice a palliative care approach across a diversity of health care settings. Amanda’s research is also focused on aspects of palliation related to aged care, dementia and undergraduate nursing education. Amanda is the co-editor and co-author of several chapters in Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Practice. She is also the author of ‘Palliative Care Nursing’ in The Clinical Placement: An Essential Guide for Nursing Students, 2nd edn, and coauthor of ‘Palliative Care and Health Breakdown’ in Pathophysiology Applied to Nursing Practice. Amanda also publishes journal articles related to her research and supervises students in the areas of palliation and aged care.
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