Jane E Ewing
Jane Ewing, MSc (thesis, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) 2006), Post Graduate Diploma Science (University of Auckland 2001), initiated recognition of adolescents and young adults (AYA) in the Health Services Development Plan of Auckland District Health Board ADHB (1998). She was invited to help develop key policy at local and national level to address health issues for young people in hospital, and NZ youth generally e.g. the Principles of adolescent care (ADHB 2000); Youth Health: A Guide to Action (NZ Ministry of Health 2002); the NZ Cancer Control Strategy 2003; is a cited contributor to The Senate Enquiry on Cancer 2005 (Australia); and helped develop the document, Transition Care for young people with chronic childhood illness (2005) as a member of the Greater Metropolitan Clinical Taskforce (GMCT) NSWHealth (Australia).
During the 1990s she experienced the gap in health service delivery for AYA while sharing her daughter’s cancer journey, and is an advocate for the delivery of timely, age-appropriate care and well-coordinated psychosocial support built on key policy, research and training to reduce illness burden for AYA and their families.
Ewing worked with multidisciplinary teams and consumers to develop a set of validated age-appropriate tools to assist health professionals to better understand the special needs of AYA with cancer i.e. AYA preferences for different types of support, HRQoL, patient satisfaction and impact of illness, to provide the evidence to help guide the development of appropriate psychosocial support, improve quality of care, patient quality of life and patient outcome.
Ewing is a p/t lecturer for the Faculty of Science and Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning (UTS). She has several publications in peer reviewed journals.
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