Outdated health systems: the case for major disruption
Presented by: Dr. Amanda Kenny
March 18, 2019 – Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Health systems in most countries were designed for a very different world and are now more than 40 years out of date. Health services do a great job if you are acutely ill, experience a life-threatening illness, or suffer major trauma but if you are poor, not well educated, old, mentally ill, have a disability, have complex and chronic conditions, or live in a rural community your experience is often sub-standard. At the 2019 Helen Glass Lecture, Professor Amanda Kenny, one of Australia’s leading health service researchers, will argue that major disruption is needed to ensure health systems and health services meet contemporary need.
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Professor Amanda Kenny is a nurse and midwife and is the inaugural Violet Marshman Professor of Rural Health in the La Trobe University Rural Health School in Bendigo, Australia. Her research involves extensive partnerships with vulnerable populations and she is an expert in primary health and rural health policy. She is internationally recognised for her expertise in multidisciplinary participatory action research, deliberative decision making, innovative digital methods, and co-design. Amanda is a leader in knowledge translation and qualitative research methods. She has led or contributed to highly cited policy documents, and as an expert witness, has given evidence to major government inquiries. In her career, Amanda has attracted almost AU$105 million dollars of grant funding for research and major strategic initiatives. Amanda has strong international partnerships, currently holds international grants, and mentors senior leaders in a number of countries. She is the Deputy Editor of Nurse Education Today and Co-Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of Primary Health.