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End of life care expert returns to ECU

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

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More than 20 years after receiving her PhD from Edith Cowan University, Professor Davina Porock has returned to take up a position in the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

An expert in end of life care, she returns to ECU from Sheffield Hallam University where she was Assistant Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

Professor Porock said the focus of her research was ensuring that people don’t have a miserable end to their lives.

“In particular, I am interested in how we transition from the healthcare phase, where we are trying to make someone better, to the dying phase, where our aim is to minimise suffering and promote comfort,” she said.

“I am also very interested in researching how we can better care for the families of the dying person and support them through the grieving process.”

Professor Porock is a member of the British Geriatric Society and the International Philosophy of Nursing Society.

In 2015 ECU announced it was seeking to recruit more than 20 new professors from around the world to rapidly increase research activity and impact. Professor Porock is the 21st appointment as part of this initiative.

Visit the Professorial Research Fellows webpage for more information.

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