Mrs Angela Eastwood

Casual Professional

College Services, Medicine and Public Health

place Margaret Tobin Building (4T:311)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
RN BNg Flin, MNg Flin
Graduate Certificate in Health (Diabetes Education & Management) Flinders
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (In Progress)
Accredited Trainer in the Flinders ProgramTM Chronic Condition Management
Accredited Trainer in the Flinders Closing the Gap ProgramTM
Accredited Trainer in the Flinders ProgramTM Self-management Support for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions (Living Well Program)
Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Leader
Research interests
Chronic Condition Management, Flinders Program TM, Diabetes education, Aboriginal health. The perceptions of Aboriginal health workers who have undergone the Diabetes Course, conducted by the Flinders University, Masters Thesis. Diabetes is acknowledged as a national health priority in Australia. The prevalence of diabetes in the Aboriginal community is currently the fourth highest in the world and is the major cause of mortality and morbidity. Of concern is that Aboriginal people generally choose not to use the diabetes services provided by mainstream health agencies. This study is quite significant because it is the first time in Australia that Aboriginal health workers (AHW) have undertaken a recognised diabetes course with other health professionals. The study will identify if any curricular changes need to be made to the course to ensure the AHW has the expertise to effectively meet the diabetes health care needs of the Aboriginal community. It will also indicate how the AHW perceives they might use their diabetes expertise within the Aboriginal community and the constraints that prevent the AHW from delivering optimum diabetes health care to Aboriginal people.
Teaching interests
Flinders ProgramTM of Chronic Condition Management, Flinders Closing the Gap ProgramTM, Flinders ProgramTM Self-management Support for the Prevention of Chronic Conditions (Living Well Program),Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Managment Training, Communication & Motivational Interviewing skills training, Diabetes education.

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