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Hui Chen (Rita) Chang Dr.

Faculty Member

  • School of Nursing - University of Wollongong 2016 -
  • Course coordinator of Master of Science in Dementia care and rehabilitation - University of Wollongong 2016 -

Overview


Dr. Rita Chang gained her doctorate in evidence-based practice in age care from the University of Sydney.  Her career of age and dementia teaching experience and clinical practice has spanned over 20 years.  She has served as course coordinator, mentor, long-term care facility accreditation appraiser and consultant, clinical evidence-based practice consultant, committee of long-term care development and committee of age friendly community projects at Hsinchu City Government Taiwan. The focus of her research is on improving dementia care services including reminiscence therapy, aged friendly environment, delirium care, dementia and driving, evidence-based nursing implementation and dementia education training. Concurrently, she has contributed to Train-the-Trainer project development and age and dementia care vocational training TAFE certificate III and IV with TAFE Australia and Taiwan Ministry of Labor.  She is Australia TAFE qualified trainer (holds Australia TAFE Certificate IV in Training and Assessment) and continues to assist in training industry needs benchmarking, vocation training standard and curriculum design.

Research Overview


  • Available as research supervisor on the topics of reminiscence therapy for older people, delirium care, evidence-based care for age care, dementia and driving and  dementia and age-friendly.

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Improving dementia care services
    • Reminiscence therapy
    • Aged friendly environment
    • Delirium care
    • Dementia and driving
    • Evidence-based nursing implementation
    • Dementia education training

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy "In My Shoes": Investigating the Empathy Levels of Staff towards Older Patients through Participation in an Age Simulation Educational Initiative Bowden, Alera
    Doctor of Philosophy The Delirium Puzzle: Piecing together best practice and clinical care Montgomery, Amy
    Doctor of Philosophy An Ontology to represent dementia and dementia care knowledge in computer readable format Zhang, Zhenyu
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Strategies to Improve Critical Care Nurses' Knowledge and Clinical Skills for Recognition and Management of Delirium Ho, Mu-Hsing
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Delirium Care in the Acute Care Setting Devar, Liza
    Doctor of Philosophy A Systematic Study of Currently Used CDSS (Clinical Decision Support System) for Future Development of CDSS Zheng-Long, Tsai

Professional Service Activities


Teaching Overview


  • Aged and Dementia Care)Subject coordinator SNPG 955/956/957/958Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Graduate Certificates and Masters of Science in ‘Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies’ and ‘Dementia Care’School of Nursing

Keywords


  • Age and dementia care, Reminiscence therapy, delirium care, dementia education, dementia and driving

Full Name


  • Hui Chen Rita Chang

Mailing Address


  • Bb41 Science Building, R 111 Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Overview


  • Available as research supervisor on the topics of reminiscence therapy for older people, delirium care, evidence-based care for age care, dementia and driving and  dementia and age-friendly.

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Potential Supervision Topics


    • Improving dementia care services
    • Reminiscence therapy
    • Aged friendly environment
    • Delirium care
    • Dementia and driving
    • Evidence-based nursing implementation
    • Dementia education training

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy "In My Shoes": Investigating the Empathy Levels of Staff towards Older Patients through Participation in an Age Simulation Educational Initiative Bowden, Alera
    Doctor of Philosophy The Delirium Puzzle: Piecing together best practice and clinical care Montgomery, Amy
    Doctor of Philosophy An Ontology to represent dementia and dementia care knowledge in computer readable format Zhang, Zhenyu
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Strategies to Improve Critical Care Nurses' Knowledge and Clinical Skills for Recognition and Management of Delirium Ho, Mu-Hsing
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Delirium Care in the Acute Care Setting Devar, Liza
    Doctor of Philosophy A Systematic Study of Currently Used CDSS (Clinical Decision Support System) for Future Development of CDSS Zheng-Long, Tsai

Professional Service Activities


Teaching Overview


  • Aged and Dementia Care)Subject coordinator SNPG 955/956/957/958Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Graduate Certificates and Masters of Science in ‘Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies’ and ‘Dementia Care’School of Nursing

Keywords


  • Age and dementia care, Reminiscence therapy, delirium care, dementia education, dementia and driving

Full Name


  • Hui Chen Rita Chang

Mailing Address


  • Bb41 Science Building, R 111 Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Areas

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