Dr Jackie Robinson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Auckland and Lead Nurse Practitioner at the Auckland District Health Board. Jackie’s research interests are around the provision of palliative care in non-hospice settings, including the acute hospital and residential aged care, and the way in which advanced nursing roles can be utilised in the delivery of palliative care.
Her senior role in the ADHB provides unique opportunities to combine clinical, leadership, academic and governance work enabling her to conduct research which is meaningful for patients, service providers and policy makers and is readily transferrable into practice and policy. Jackie recently co-authored the Country Report on The Long-Term Care COVID-19 situation in Aotearoa New Zealand, supported by the Aged Care Association.
Dr Jackie Robinson and Professor Ngaire Kerse
Wednesday, 18 November 1.15pm
Older people in aged residential care have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the significant mortality observed in many countries has been avoided in Aotearoa NZ, virus containment measures meant significant restrictions for residents living in aged residential care.
A ‘think tank’ of researchers has begun working to understand the impact of COVID-19 related restrictions on staff, family and residents experiences during lock down in New Zealand. Preliminary findings from a research project exploring the impact of isolation and quarantine restrictions in one care facility who experienced a COVID-19 outbreak will be presented along with insights into how this work informed the development of a larger New Zealand wide study which has recently been submitted to the Health Research Council. New data analysis on mortality and hospitalisation will be shared together with insights from the preliminary research.
The researchers will discuss learnings which can be used to inform planning and management of future pandemics building on the ARC response to COVID-19.