Professor Colleen Cartwright PhD (UQ), MPH (UQ), B Soc Wk (Hons) (UQ), ADA (Drama) (NRCAE). Professor Cartwright is Foundation Professor of Aged Services and Director of the ASLaRC Aged Services Unit at Southern Cross University. Her work encompasses ageing issues in areas as diverse as the challenges of an ageing population, affordable housing for older people, older workers and end-of-life issues. She has extensive teaching and research experience in ageing, ethics and medical decisions at the end of life, at national and international levels, with publications in major journals and a number of book chapters. Professor Cartwright designed the Advance Health Directive and Enduring Power of Attorney forms that are part of the Queensland Powers of Attorney Act (1998), and adapted the Qld Advance Directive to meet NSW legislative provisions. She regularly runs information and training sessions for community and health professional groups on ethical and legal issues relating to care at the end of life, including pain relief as a human right, advance care planning, informed consent and capacity, issues for carers and the special challenges of caring for people with dementia. She has been a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology for more than 20 years.
Effects of 12-week Tai Chi training on soleus H-reflex and muscle strength in older adults: a pilot study (with Yung-Sheng Chen, Zachary Crowley, and Shi Zhou), European Journal of Applied Physiology (2012)
End-of-life care for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people (with Mark Hughes and Tania Lienert), Culture, Health & Sexuality: An International Journal for Research, Intervention and Care (2012)
There is little understanding in Australia of the special issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual...
Ethical challenges in end-of-life care for GLBTI individuals, Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (2012)
Factors affecting provision of successful monitoring in home telehealth (with Rachel Wade and Kelly Shaw), Gerontology (2012)
Aim: To investigate acceptance and usage issues in relation to Telehealth products as used by...
Factors relating to home telehealth acceptance and usage compliance (with Rachel Wade and Kelly A. Shaw), Risk Management and Healthcare Policy (2012)
Aim: This paper investigates the acceptance of in-home telehealth by frail older adults and carers...
Investigating models of affordable housing for older people and people with disabilities in the mid north coast region of New South Wales, Aged Services Learning and Research Centre Papers (2006)
End-of-life decision-making: perspectives of Northern Territory doctors, nurses and community members (with G W. Robinson, Margaret A. Steinbert, Gail M. Williams, and W B. Tyler), University of Queensland, Dept. of Social and Preventive Medicine and Centre for Social Research, Northern Territory University (1998)
Ageing, health and illness (with V Parker), Living with illness : psychosocial challenges for nursing (2005)
Mental capacity in medical practice and advance care planning: clinical, ethical and legal issues (with Malcolm H. Parker), Mental capacity: powers of attorney and advance health directives (2005)
Ageing and its problems (with B K. Nair), Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health (2003)
Attitudes of Australian doctors, nurses and community members towards physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, Clinical and epidemiological aspects of end-of-life decision-making (2001)
Factors impacting on the lives of terminally ill older people, and requests for euthanasia, PhD thesis, University of Queensland, PhD thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld. (2003)
End-of-life decision-making and patient self-determination : a multi-stakeholder analysis, MPH Thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, MPH Thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld. (1996)
Affordable rental housing for older people in Australia: What do older people want? (Presentation), Healthy ageing and longevity : third international conference, International Research Centre for Healthy Ageing and Longevity (IRCHAL) (2006)
Prevention of falls and near-falls in community-dwelling older people: a randomised trial (with Nancy M. Peel, Margaret A. Steinberg, and Gail M. Williams), Readings in Injury Prevention and Control: proceedings of the Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control (1999)
Attitudes of the community and health care providers to various aspects of the death debates (with Malcolm H. Parker and Margaret A. Steinberg), 10th National Bioethics Conference, March 24-25 (1996)
Increased choice: challenges ahead for residential care (with M J. Clark and Margaret A. Steinberg), The challenges of choice and change: 9th Annual Conference of Aged Care Australia (1996)
The '60 and Better' project: creating a healthier community for older people, Healthy cities: reshaping the urban environment (1992)
A multi-disciplinary approach to advance care planning: pilot study report (with J Phillips and J Rodwell), Aged Services Learning and Research Centre Papers (2006)
Medical decisions at the end of life: attitudes and practices of Australian medical practitioners (with Gail M. Williams, Malcolm H. Parker, and Margaret A. Steinberg), Report to the National Health and Medical Research Council, School of Population Health, The University of Queensland (2006)
Cross-government project to address social isolation among older people: evaluation report (with Helen Bartlett), Aged Services Learning and Research Centre Papers (2004)
Community and health/allied health professionals’ attitudes to euthanasia: what are the driving forces? (with Gail M. Williams, Margeret A. Steinberg, and J M. Najman), Aged Services Learning and Research Centre Papers (2002)