Dr. John Rosenberg
Dr. John Rosenberg is registered nurse with a clinical background in community-based palliative care. As an active researcher since 1999, he has focussed upon social models of health care, the application of health promotion principles to palliative and end of life care, and community development approaches to the support of dying people. Industry Research Activities: Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research Dr. Rosenberg was the foundation Director of the Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research in Canberra, ACT (2011-2014) in a joint appointment with the Australian Catholic University. He established and led a program of research in palliative and end of life care: Stream 1 of the research program responded to locally identified practice issues (such as emergency medication kits, volunteering, and delirium screening; Stream 2 continued his work in the areas of community development in end of life issues, including an ARC Linkage Grant (2011-2014) led by the University of Western Sydney titled Caring at end of life: understanding the nature and effect of informal community care networks for people dying at home. External research projects 2012 – 2013: The palliative care volunteer in 2020. Palliative Care ACT – Margaret Corden Scholarship. 2012 – 2013: The use of an emergency medication kit (EMK) in palliative care community practice. Australian National University Research Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Practice. 2012: Building community and professional capacity at the end of life: an evaluation of health promoting palliative care in the Australian Capital Territory. Australian Catholic University Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant. 2011: The impact of spa therapy upon pain and distress in palliative care patients – Reducing symptoms with Spa Therapy (RESPAT). Calvary Centre for Palliative Care Research. 2011: “Too little, too late!”: Evaluation of the Respecting Patient Choices program for Home Based Palliative Care patients at Clare Holland House. Australian Catholic University Faculty of Health Sciences Research Grant. 2004 – 2006: The development of a framework of competency standards for specialist palliative care nursing practice. Queensland Nursing Council. 2003: Multicultural awareness in palliative care. Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education. 2003: Palliative care by nurses in rural and remote practice. Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education. 2001: Descriptions by informal caregivers of formal palliative care nursing interventions at home. Queensland Nursing Council. Adjunct positions: In addition to his current appointment in the Supportive and Palliative Care Team in the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at QUT, Dr. Rosenberg holds adjunct positions in the Palliative Care Unit, School of Public Health, La Trobe University as a Senior Lecturer, and in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University as Associate Professor.