Associate Lecturer

Miss Ebony Lewis

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med
Ebony Lewis has come from a background of Emergency nursing with a passion for improving the end-of-life experience for older people with advanced chronic illness. She has extensive experience in geriatrics assessment and gerontology research. 
Ebony has been working at UNSW since 2015. She is currently working in research and teaching in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at UNSW.  Ebony was previously working at the South Western Sydney Clinical School, UNSW as a Research Nurse under the supervision of Associate Professor Magnolia Cardona on the CriSTAL Project. See CriSTAL project page at https://research.unsw.edu.au/projects/validation-cristal-criteria-screening-and-triaging-appropriate-alternative-care .
Ebony's research initiatives include:  the retrospective validation of clinical records from a major teaching hospital in Sydney post Medical Emergency Team (MET) calls; the conduct of the prospective validation of the CriSTAL checklist in Emergency Departments;  Leading a systematic review on effectiveness of Advance Care Directives on end-of-life communications;  a population survey of end-of-life care preferences by the elderly; and recently completed a large multi-centre cohort study of elderly patients in Australia using four frailty scales to predict outcomes at hospital discharge and at 3-months. Ebony is currently contributing to projects on prognostic preferences in hospitals, identification of elders at risk in in residential aged care, and optimising Advance Care Planning in general practice. 
 

 

Publications

  • Books | 2021
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    CARDONA M, 2021, WHEN THE TIME COMES Stories from the End of Life
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Lewis ET; Hammill KA; Ticehurst M; Turner RM; Greenaway S; Hillman K; Carlini J; Cardona M, 2021, 'How do patients with life-limiting illness and caregivers want end-of-life prognostic information delivered? A pilot study', Healthcare (Switzerland), vol. 9, pp. 784 - 784, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9070784
    Journal articles | 2021
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Peters R; Ee N; Ward SA; Kenning G; Radford K; Goldwater M; Dodge HH; Lewis E; Xu Y; Kudrna G; Hamilton M; Peters J; Anstey KJ; Lautenschlager NT; Fitzgerald A; Rockwood K, 2021, 'Intergenerational Programmes bringing together community dwelling non-familial older adults and children: A Systematic Review', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 94, pp. 104356 - 104356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2021.104356
    Journal articles | 2021
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Lewis ET; Harrison R; Nicholson M; Hillman K; Trankle S; Rangel S; Stokes C; Cardona M, 2021, 'Clinicians’ and public acceptability of universal risk-of-death screening for older people in routine clinical practice in Australia: cross-sectional surveys', Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 33, pp. 1063 - 1070, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40520-020-01598-w
    Journal articles | 2020
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Raftery C; Lewis E; Cardona M, 2020, 'The Crucial Role of Nurses and Social Workers in Initiating End-of-Life Communication to Reduce Overtreatment in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic', Gerontology, vol. 66, pp. 427 - 430, http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000509103
    Journal articles | 2020
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Trankle SA; Shanmugam S; Lewis E; Nicholson M; Hillman K; Cardona M, 2020, 'Are We Making Progress on Communication with People Who Are Near the End of Life in the Australian Health System? A Thematic Analysis', Health Communication, vol. 35, pp. 158 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10410236.2018.1548335
    Journal articles | 2020
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Anstey M; Lewis ET; Shanmugam S; Hillman K; Psirides A, 2020, 'Appropriateness of intensive care treatments near the end of life during the covid-19 pandemic', Breathe, vol. 16, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1183/20734735.0062-2020
    Journal articles | 2020
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Lewis ET; Mahimbo A; Linhart C; Williamson M; Morgan M; Hammill K; Hall J; Cardona M, 2020, 'General practitioners' perceptions on the feasibility and acceptability of implementing a risk prediction checklist to support their end-of-life discussions in routine care: A qualitative study', Family Practice, vol. 37, pp. 703 - 710, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/FAMPRA/CMAA036
    Journal articles | 2020
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Ooi M; Lewis ET; Brisbane J; Tubb E; McClean T; Assareh H; Hillman K; Achat H; Cardona M, 2020, 'Feasibility of using a risk assessment tool to predict hospital transfers or death for older people in australian residential aged care. A retrospective cohort study', Healthcare (Switzerland), vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/healthcare8030284
    Journal articles | 2020
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Williamson M; Jones M; Chroinin DN; Gullotta J; Hillman K; Lewis ET; Morgan M, 2020, 'It is feasible to flag ‘near end-of-life' status in older patients from routine general practice data', Australian Journal of General Practice, vol. 49, pp. 752 - 758, http://dx.doi.org/10.31128/AJGP-08-19-5033
    Journal articles | 2019
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Lewis E; Harrison R; Hanly L; Psirides A; Zammit A; McFarland K; Dawson A; Hillman K; Barr M; Cardona M, 2019, 'End-of-life priorities of older adults with terminal illness and caregivers: a qualitative consultation', Health Expectations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hex.12860
    Journal articles | 2019
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; O'Sullivan M; Lewis ET; Turner RM; Garden F; Alkhouri H; Asha S; Mackenzie J; Perkins M; Suri S, 2019, 'Prospective validation of a checklist to predict short‐term death in older patients after emergency department admission in Australia and Ireland', Academic Emergency Medicine, vol. 26, pp. 610 - 620, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/acem.13664
    Journal articles | 2019
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Lewis ET; Dent E; Alkhouri H; Kellett J; Williamson M; Asha S; Holdgate A; Mackenzie J; Winoto L; Fajardo-Pulido D; Ticehurst M; Hillman K; McCarthy S; Elcombe E; Rogers K; Cardona M, 2019, 'Which frailty scale for patients admitted via Emergency Department? A cohort study', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 80, pp. 104 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2018.11.002
    Journal articles | 2019
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Lewis E; Shanmugam S; Nicholson M; Williamson M; Hanly L; Hillman K, 2019, 'Dissonance on perceptions of end-of-life needs between health-care providers and members of the public: Quantitative cross-sectional surveys', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 38, pp. e75 - e84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12630
    Journal articles | 2019
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Shanmugam S; Lewis ET; Psirides A; Anstey M; Hillman K, 2019, 'A rapid review of patient and family perspectives on inappropriateness of intensive care treatments at the end of life', MedRXiv, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/19007138
    Journal articles | 2018
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Kellett J; Lewis E; Brabrand M; Ní Chróinín D, 2018, 'Truth disclosure on prognosis: Is it ethical not to communicate personalised risk of death?', International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13222
    Journal articles | 2018
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Lewis ET; Turner RM; Alkhouri H; Asha S; Mackenzie J; Perkins M; Suri S; Holdgate A; Winoto L, 2018, 'Efficacy of a tool to predict short-term mortality in older people presenting at emergency departments: protocol for a multi-centre cohort study', Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, vol. 76, pp. 169 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2018.02.014
    Journal articles | 2018
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Lewis ET; Kristensen MR; Skjøt-Arkil H; Ekmann AA; Nygaard HH; Jensen JJ; Jensen RO; Pedersen JL; Turner RM, 2018, 'Predictive validity of the CriSTAL tool for short-term mortality in older people presenting at emergency departments: a prospective study', European geriatric medicine, vol. 9, pp. 891 - 901, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41999-018-0123-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Turner RM; Chapman A; Alkhouri H; Lewis ET; Jan S; Nicholson M; Parr M; Williamson M; Hillman K, 2018, 'Who Benefits from Aggressive Rapid Response System Treatments Near the End of Life? A Retrospective Cohort Study', Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, vol. 44, pp. 505 - 513, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.04.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona-Morrell M; Lewis E; Suman S; Haywood C; Williams M; Brousseau AA; Greenaway S; Hillman K; Dent E, 2017, 'Recognising older frail patients near the end of life: What next?', European Journal of Internal Medicine, vol. 45, pp. 84 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.09.026
    Journal articles | 2017
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Lewis E; Samperi S; Boyd-Skinner C, 2017, 'Telephone follow-up calls for older patients after hospital discharge', Age and Ageing, vol. 46, pp. 544 - 546, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afw251
    Journal articles | 2016
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona-Morrell M; Chapman A; Turner RM; Lewis E; Gallego-Luxan B; Parr M; Hillman K, 2016, 'Pre-existing risk factors for in-hospital death among older patients could be used to initiate end-of-life discussions rather than rapid response system calls: a case-control study', Resuscitation, vol. 109, pp. 76 - 80, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.09.031
    Journal articles | 2016
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Lewis E; Cardona-Morrell M; Ong KY; Trankle SA; Hillman K, 2016, 'Evidence still insufficient that advance care documentation leads to engagement of healthcare professionals in end-of-life discussions: A systematic review', Palliative Medicine, vol. 30, pp. 807 - 824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269216316637239
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Cardona M; Lewis E; Stehlik P; Sun S; Clark J, 2019, 'Inappropriate hospitalisations, aggressive treatments, and insufficient deprescribing: the medicalisation of death from natural causes', in BMJ Evidence Based Medicine, BMJ Publishing Group, presented at Preventing Overdiagnosis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjebm-2019-POD.35
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Miss Ebony Lewis
    Lewis E; Kristensen MR; O’Sullivan M; Ekmann AA; Skjøt-Arkil H; Nygaard HH; Cardona-Morrell M, 2017, 'CHALLENGES OF MEASURING FRAILTY IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS AND PROPOSED SOLUTIONS', in Innovation in Aging, Oxford University Press (OUP), pp. 383 - 383, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.1391

Awards

1. Winner, Paper of the Year Award 2016
https://eapcnet.wordpress.com/2017/08/23/palliative-medicine-paper-of-the-year-award-helping-clinicians-engage-in-end-of-life-discussions-with-older-dying-patients/ 

2. Finalist, NSW Health Statewide Awards for Innovation in Research
CriSTAL clinical prediction tool to encourage advance care planning. New South Wales Health Ministry (October 2017)

3. Winner. Quality Award for Patient Safety, September 2017
South Western Sydney Local Health District for program of work on Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care (CriSTAL)

 

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