Dr Magnolia   Cardona
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Magnolia Cardona

Engineering
Grad Sch: Biomedical Eng

Dr Magnolia Cardona has a background in Medicine from Latin America with Australian postgraduate qualifications in Public Health (MPH) and Applied Epidemiology (PhD and Grad Dipl Appl Epidemiology). She has worked with international aid agencies in Europe and Africa, at State Health Departments and Universities in Australia, and has eight years experience teaching at the Master's level. Her research interests are health services research, gerontology and geriatrics, reducing low-value care, health program evaluation, patient safety, end-of-life care,  international health, and evidence-based health policy. 

At UNSW (2013-2018 ) she led a program of research to improve end-of-life care for patients, families and health professionals (https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/sense-ending). Currently in conjunction with the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, she is undertaking the development of an electronic decision aid for older people near the end of life.

Central to this is the development, implementation and validation of a checklist for identifying terminal patients and facilitating doctor's conversations with patients and families about end-of-life care preferences. See CriSTAL project page, available at:

https://swscs.med.unsw.edu.au/project/validation-cristal-criteria-screening-and-triaging-appropriate-alternative-care

Another research initiative which recently attracted international media attention was a review of unnecessary treatments in hospitals at the end of life. The global publicity indicated that these sensitive topics apply across cultures and highlighted the willingness of clinicians and service managers to address them in several health systems.

http://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/global-analysis-finds-unnecessary-end-life-treatment-widespread

http://theconversation.com/doctors-still-provide-too-many-dying-patients-with-needless-treatment-61091

https://croakey.org/please-dont-let-this-happen-to-me-too-much-medicine-at-the-end-of-life/

https://www.agedcareinsite.com.au/2019/03/dont-beat-around-the-bush-older-people-on-prognoses/

https://bond.edu.au/news/58299/when-medicine-can-t-offer-cure-let-our-elderly-die-dignity

Our research program supports Dying to Know Day, a time to bring conversations on the importance of stating your last wishes before it is too late.

  https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/day-voice-your-dying-preferences

In consultation with doctors, nurses and health service managers she designed the evaluation of an initiative to provide a safer environment in acute hospitals through the introduction of continuous monitoring of vital signs among patients admitted to general wards: See the Vigilance with Vital Signs project (VVS) page. The ultimate goal is to prevent unplanned admissions to intensive care and reduce avoidable in-hospital deaths.

Publications by this person

END-OF-LIFE (EOL) RESEARCH

RECENT PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Cardona M, Stehlik P, Fawzy P, et al. Effectiveness and sustainability of deprescribing for hospitalised older patients near end of life: A systematic review. Current Opinion on Drug Safety, 2020 (In press). doi:10.1080/14740338.2021.1853704

Eguaras I,  Sanchez P, Herrera J, Galbete A, Cardona M. External Prospective Validation of the Modified CriSTAL Score for 30- and 90-day Mortality in Geriatric Urgent Surgical Patients. J Gastroint Surg 2020; doi: 10.1007/s11605-020-04822-0   

Ooi M, Lewis ET, Brisbane J …Cardona M. Feasibility of using a risk assessment score to predict hospital transfer or death for older people in Australian residential aged care.  Manuscript under review at MDPI Healthcare 2020;8,284; doi:10.3390/healthcare8030284

Byambasuren O, Cardona M, Bell K, McLaws ML, Glasziou P. Estimating the extent of true asymptomatic COVID-19 and its potential for community transmission: systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMMI https://jammi.utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/jammi-2020-0030  

Cardona M, Williamson M, Jones M et al. It is feasible to flag near end of life status in older patients from routine general practice data. Australian Journal of General Practice 2020; Nov;49(11):752-758. doi: 10.31128/AJGP-08-19-5033

Ross S, Kumar M, Dillon M, Bahudin D, Cardona M.  COVID-19 impact on medical education and the future post-pandemic era for medical students. BSDJ 2020; 4(2):54-59 http://doi.org/10.18573/bsdj.170

Raftery C, Lewis ET, Cardona M. 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 2020. https://www.karger.com/Article/FullText/509103

Cardona M, Anstey M, Lewis ET, et al. Appropriateness of intensive care treatments near the end of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breathe 2020;16:200062. https://breathe.ersjournals.com/content/16/2/200062

Lewis ET, Nicholson M, … Cardona M. Are we ready for universal risk-of-death screening among older people in routine clinical practice? Aging Clin Exp Res 2020. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32458357/

Lewis ET, Mahimbo A, Linhart C,…Cardona M.  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. Fam Pract 2020. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmaa036

Cardona M, Lewis E, Stehlik P, Sun S, Clark J. Inappropriate hospitalisations, aggressive treatments, and insufficient deprescribing: the medicalisation of death from natural causes. BMJ EBM 2019;24 (Suppl 2):A17 https://ebm.bmj.com/content/24/Suppl_2/A17.1

 

Cardona M, Lewis E, Shanmugam S, Nicholson M, Williamson M, Hanly L, Hillman K. Dissonance on perceptions of end-of-life needs between healthcare providers and members of the public: quantitative cross-sectional surveys. Australasian Journal on Ageing 2019; 00:1–10. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12630

 

Lewis E, Harrison R, Hanly L, Psirides A, Zammit A, McFarland K, Dawson A, Hillman K, Barr, Cardona M. End-of-life priorities of older adults with terminal illness: a qualitative consultation. Health Expectations, Jan 2019; DOI https://doi.org/10.111/hex.12860

Lewis E, Dent E, Kellett J, Alkhouri H, Williamson M, [7 other authors], Cardona M. Which frailty scale for patients admitted via Emergency Department? A cohort study. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2019;80:104-114.

 

Cardona M, Lewis ET,  Kristensen MR, Skjøt-Arkil H, Turner RM, Alkhouri H, et al. Predictive validity of the CriSTAL tool for short-term mortality in older people presenting at Emergency Departments: a prospective study. European Geriatric Medicine, 2018;6(6):891-201 https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-018-0123-6

 

Cardona M, O’Sullivan M, Lewis E, Turner M, Garden F, et al. Prospective validation of a checklist to predict short-term death in older patients after emergency department admission in Australia and Ireland. Academic Emergency Medicine, Nov 2018; https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.13664

 

Trankle S, Shanmugam S, Lewis E, Nicholson M, Cardona M. 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; 2018 doi: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1548335

 

Cardona M, Kellett J, Lewis E, Brabrand M, Ni Chroninin D. Truth disclosure on prognosis: Is it ethical not to communicate personalised risk of death? Int J Clin Pract. 2018 Jul 16:e13222 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30011111 

Cardona M, Lewis E, Alkhouri H, Williamson M, Hillman K. Who benefits from aggressive Rapid Response System treatments near the end of life? A retrospective cohort study.
Journal: The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, July 2018;  https://www.jointcommissionjournal.com/article/S1553-7250(17)30450-6/abstract

Cardona M, Lewis E, Turner RM, Alkhouri H, Asha S, Mackenzie J, et al. 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, 2018; 76:169-174. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167494318300347 

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Suman S, Haywood C, Williams M, Brousseau AB, Greenaway S, Hillman K, Dent E. Narrative review. Recognising older frail patients near the end of life: What next? European Journal of Internal Medicine 2017:;45:84-90. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28993099 

Williams M, Cardona-Morrell M, Stevens P, Bey J, Glasgow ME. Timing of palliative care team referrals for inpatients receiving rapid response services: A retrospective pilot study in a US hospital. International Jnl Nursing Studies 2017; 71:147-153.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0020748917301694?via%3Dihub    

   Lewis E, Kristensen M, O'Sullivan M, Eakman A, Skjot-Arkil H, Nygaard H,   Cardona-Morrell M. Challenges of measuring frailty in emergency departments and proposed solutions. Innovations in Aging, 2017; 1 (Suppl_1):383. https://academic.oup.com/innovateage/article/1/suppl_1/383/3898231

Cardona-Morrell M, Kim JCH, Turner RM, Brabrand M, Gallego-Luxan B, Hillman K. What is inappropriate hospital use near the end of life? A systematic review. European Journal of Internal Medicine, 2017. S0953-6205(17)30162-0. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28502866  

Cardona-Morrell M, Kim JCH, Anstey M, Mitchell I, Hillman K. Non- beneficial treatments in hospital at the end of life – A systematic review on extent of the problem. International Journal for Quality in Helathcare, 2016 http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/06/16/intqhc.mzw060

Hillman KM, Cardona-Morrell M. The ten barriers to appropriate management of patients at the end of their life. Intensive Care Med. 2015;41(9):1700-2

Cardona-Morrell M and Hillman K. Development of a tool for defining and identifying the dying patient in hospital: Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care (CriSTAL). BMJ Support Palliat Care 2015;5:78-90. http://spcare.bmj.com/content/5/1/78.full.pdf+html 

Lewis E, Cardona-Morrell M, Ong KY, Trankle S, Hillman K. Evidence still insufficient for advance care documentation leading to timely engagement of healthcare professionals in end-of-life discussions: A systematic review. Palliative Medicine, 2016 http://pmj.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/03/07/0269216316637239.abstract

Cardona-Morrell M, Benfatti-Olivato G, Jansen J, Turner RM, Fajardo-Pulido D, Hillman K. A systematic review of effectiveness of decision aids to assist patients and healthcare providers at the end of life. Patient Education and Counseling, 2016 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738399116304578

Cardona-Morrell M, Chapman A, Turner R, Lewis E, Gallego-Luxan B, Parr M, Hillman K. Pre-existing risk factors for in-hospital death among patients requiring a Rapid Response System call: a case-control study. Resuscitation, 2016. http://www.resuscitationjournal.com/article/S0300-9572(16)30502-0/abstract

Dent E, Hoogendijk E, Cardona-Morrell M, Hillman K. Frailty in Emergency Departments. The Lancet, 2016;387(10017), 434.

Cardona-Morrell M, Prgomet M, Turner RM, Nicholson M, Hillman K. Effectiveness of continuous or intermittent vital signs monitoring in preventing adverse events on general wards: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  International Journal of Clinical Practice, 2016 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ijcp.12846/abstract

Prgomet M, Cardona-Morrell M, Nicholson M, Lake R, LongJ, Westbrook J, Braithwaite J, Hillman K. Vital signs monitoring on general wards: clinical staff perceptions of current practices and the planned introduction of continuous monitoring technology. International Journal for Quality in Helathcare, 2016. http://intqhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/06/17/intqhc.mzw062

Cardona-Morrell M, Prgomet M, Lake R, Nicholson M, Long J, Harrison R, Westbrook J, Braithwaite J, Hillman K.  Vital signs monitoring and nurse-patient interaction: An observational study of hospital practice. International Journal of Nursing Studies, Dec 2015.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.12.007

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Cardona-Morrell M, Nicholson M, Hillman K. Vital Signs: From Monitoring to Prevention of Deterioration in General Wards. In: Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2015 Volume 2015, pp 533-545. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-13761-2_39

Cardona-Morrell M and Hillman K. Dying Safely. Chapter 27 In: Textbook of Rapid Response Systems. Concept and Implementation. DeVita, Michael A., Hillman, Ken, Bellomo, Rinaldo (Eds.) 3rd Edition, 2017. p288-299. 

Cardona-Morrell M, Zimlichman E, Taenzer A. Continuous monitoring for early detection of deterioration on general care units. Chapter 26 In: Textbook of Rapid Response Systems. Concept and Implementation. DeVita, Michael A., Hillman, Ken, Bellomo, Rinaldo (Eds.) 3rd Edition, 2017, pp. 277-287. 
 

END-OF-LIFE CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Cardona-Morrell M and McCarthy S. End of life in the emergency department. Identifying the best way forward. Workshop session in Sydney: Australasian College of Emergency Medicine Annual Scientific meeting., November 2017.  

Cardona-Morrell M, Kim J, Lewis E, Turner R, Alkhouri H, McCarthy S, Williamson M, Greenaway S, Hillman K. Clinical futility at the end of life: how significant is the problem, who drives it and how to minimise it? Adelaide: Australian Palliative Care Conference, September 2017.

Cardona-Morrell M, Yap S-J, Lewis E, & Hillman K. Choosing your surgical candidates wisely. Sydney: Vascular Focus Conference, June 2017.

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Alkhouri H, Turner RM, Nicholson M, Middleton P, Nagaraj G, Wiltshire J, and Hillman K. The Goals of Care: a new model of service for the dying older patient presenting at emergency services. Sydney: Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research Showcase, June 2017.

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Hillman. Early identification and decision-making of frail elderly at the end of life: What next? Crawley, UK: Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Network Roadshow, 24 January 2017.

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Alkhouri H, Turner R, McCarthy S, and Hillman K. The challenges of translational end-of-life research in the ED and beyond. Australasian College of Emergency Medicine. Queenstown, New Zealand: Annual Scientific Meeting, December 2016.

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Hillman K. Practicalities of measuring frailty in emergency departments. Annual Aged Care and Rehabilitation Conference, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, 13 December, 2016. 

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Nicholson M, Hanly L, Chapman A, Kim J, Trankle S, Turner R, Ong K, Shanmugan S, Alkhouri H, Asha S, Perkins M, Holdgate A, Suri S,Winoto L, Harrison R, Benfatti-Olivato G, Zammit A, and Hillman K. Challenges of research on sensitive topics: the end-of-life experience. Sydney: Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research Showcase, November 2016.

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Hillman K. Identifying and managing the frail elderly to prevent non-beneficial hospital treatments. Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine Annual Symposium . Invited oral presentation, Sydney, 23rd September 2016.

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Hillman K. Non-beneficial treatments at the end of life: extent, causes, potential solutions and future research. Emergency Care Institute Leadership Forum. Invited oral presentation, Sydney, 5th August 2016.

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Hillman K, et al. Improving the end-of-life experience: from identification to response. International Rapid Response Systems Conference. Oral presentation, Melbourne, 2nd May 2016

Cardona-Morrell M. Clinical Staff and Public acceptability of a tool to estimate risk of death. National Health Roundtable on End-of-Life Improvement. Invited oral presentation, Sydney, 6th April, 2016.

Cardona-Morrell M.  Towards a National Consensus Statement on best practice for patient safety at the end of life. National Health Roundtable on End-of-Life Improvement. Invited oral presentation, Sydney, Australia. 6th April 2016

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E,  Nicholson M, Alkhouri H, McCarthy S, Hanly L, Samperi S, Ashton A, Shantiban S, Trankle S, Hillman K. Recruiting the hard-to-reach groups for research in real-life settings: The CriSTAL Program. Emergency Care Institute Annual Symposium. Poster, Sydney, Nov 2015

Cardona-Morrell M, Lewis E, Nicholson M, Shanmugam S, Hanly L, Hillman K. Public and clinician’s readiness to discuss end of life: moving from knowledge to action. Ingham Institute Research Showcase. Oral presentation, Sydney, Nov 2015

Cardona-Morrell M, Turner R, Chapman A, Werner M,  Parr M, Hillman K. Futility at the end-of-life: where do we draw the line for hospital admissions and RRS attendances? Oral presentation for the ANZICS conference. Gold Coast (QLD) 2015.

Cardona-Morrell M and Hillman K. Enhancing prognostic certainty to improve the EOL experience for patients, families and healthcare providers. Oral presentation for the National End-of-Life Improvement Group Health Round Table. Brisbane (QLD) 2015

Cardona-Morrell M,  Chapman A, Werner M, Turner R, Lewis E, Parr M, Hillman K. Retrospective Validation of the CriSTAL checklist to predict in-hospital death for patients requiring a Rapid Response call. Oral poster for the International Rapid Response Systems Conference. Amsterdam (NL) 2015

Cardona-Morrell M and Nicholson M. Continuous monitoring of vital signs for earlier detection and management: Pre-implementation issues of the Vigilance with Vital Signs. Deteriorating Patient Conference, Melbourne, (VIC), 2014

Cardona-Morrell M and Hillman K. Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care (CriSTAL) . Rapid Response Systems Conference, Miami, USA, 2014.

 

RESEARCH COVERED IN THE MEDIA

Clinical Futility - September 2017

Too much medicine at the end of life: https://croakey.org/please-dont-let-this-happen-to-me-too-much-medicine-at-the-end-of-life/

Advance Care planning - May 2017

Impact of ACP on clinician's conversations with patients: 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/  

UK Tour encouraging end-of-life care discussions - January 2017

Kent-Surrey-Sussex Academic Health Science Network (page 8): http://www.kssahsn.net/what-we-do/publications-and-resources/innovate/Documents/Innovate%20issue%209_WEB_Spreads%20-%20final.pdf

Non-beneficial treatments at the end of life - June 2016

Studio appearance on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television (Morning News); interviews for ABC Radio National, Perth, Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns Post; SBS.com, Skynews, interviews for print media including The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The QLD Courier, The Leader at Sutherland Shire, Byron Bay Echonet Daily, Medical Observer, Australian Doctor, The Conversation; extensive international print media coverage reporting by the London Telegraph, The Independent, UK Mirror, Daily Mail, extensive web-based by Science Daily (US), AgedCare Insite, Econo-Times, UK HomeCare.co, New Zealand’s Listener magazine, inews.co.UK, US CoxHealth Daily, US HealthBanks Houston, US AHMC, WebMD, China News, China.org, Medline Plus, consumer.healthday.com, newsy-today.com, eurekalert.org, 6minutes.com.au, Africa’s Medical Digest (Medical Brief).

CriSTAL clinical prediction tool - January 2015                                                                   

Studio appearance on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) television (News at Midday); interviews for ABC Radio and Radio New Zealand; interviews for print media including The Guardian Australia, Sydney Morning Herald, Medical Observer, Australian Doctor; extensive international print media coverage reporting research into developing instrument to identify dying elderly patients in hospital (CriSTAL), including by the London Telegraph, The Independent, Daily Mail, Florida News Times; extensive web-based reportage of the CriSTAL project, including by Science Daily (US), MedScape (Australia), Biothethics Research Library (Georgetown University), Huffington Post (US), Newser (US), SeniorAU (Senior Australian News and Research), Medical Futility Blog (Australia), Pulse+IT (Australasia’s eHealth IT Magazine), HNGN (Headlines and Global News, US), MedicalXpress (US), IBTimes (UK), My Informs (UK), UK Today 24 hours, UK News Real Time, EurekaAlert! Science News (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Health Canal News (US).

OTHER RESEARCH

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Vita P, Cardona-Morrell M, Bauman A, et al. Type 2 diabetes prevention in the community: 12-month outcomes from the Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program. Diabetes Research and CLinical Practice. 2015. http://www.diabetesresearchclinicalpractice.com/article/S0168-8227%2815%2900470-2/abstract

Hieu T Trinh, Phuong H. Hoang, Cardona-Morrell M, et al. Antibiotic therapy for inpatients with community acquired pneumonia in a developing country. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015.Feb 19;24(2):129-36

O’Hara N, Bauman A, Eakin E, King L, Haas M, Allman-Farinelli M, Owen N, Cardona-Morrell M, Farrell L, Milat A, and Phongsavan P. Evaluation framework for translational research: Case study of Australia’s Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service. Health Promotion Practice 2013;14 (3): 380-389. http://hpp.sagepub.com/content/14/3/380.abstract

Williamson M, Cardona-Morrell M, Elliott J, Reeve J, Stocks N, Emery J, Mackson J, and Gunn J. Prescribing Data in General Practice Demonstration (PDGPD) Project - A cluster randomised controlled trial of a quality improvement intervention to achieve better prescribing for chronic heart failure and hypertension. BMC Health Services Research 2012;12:273. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/12/273

Cardona-Morrell M, Rychetnik L, Morrell SL, Espinel PT, and Bauman A. Reduction of diabetes risk in routine clinical practice: are physical activity and nutrition interventions feasible and are the outcomes from reference trials replicable? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health 2010;10:653. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/10/653

Colagiuri S, Vita P, Cardona-Morrell M, Singh MF, Farrell L, Milat A, Haas M, and Bauman A. The Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program: a community-based translational study. BMC Public Health 2010;10:328. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/10/328

Cardona M, Joshi R, Ivers RQ, Iyengar S, Chow CK, Colman S, Ramakrishna G, Dandona R, Stevenson MR, and Neal BC. The burden of fatal and non-fatal injury in rural India. Inj Prev 2008;14:232–237. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18676781

Cardona M, Joshi R, and on behalf of the roundtable participants at the 36th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health. The challenges of research in low-income settings. Critical Public Health 2007;17:81–89. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/routledg/ccph/2007/00000017/00000001/art00008

Chow C, Cardona M, Raju PK, Iyengar S, Sukumar A, Raju R, Colman S, Madhav P, Raju R, Reddy KS, Celermajer D, and Neal B. Cardiovascular disease and risk factors among 345 adults in rural India–the Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative. Int J Cardiol 2007;116:180–185. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167527306004438

Chow C, Raju P, Raju R, Reddy K, Cardona M, Celermajer D, and Neal B. The prevalence and management of diabetes in rural India. Diabetes Care 2006;29:1717–1718. http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/29/7/1717.1.full

Joshi R, Cardona M, Iyengar S, Sukumar A, Raju CR, Raju KR, Raju K, Reddy KS, Lopez A, and Neal B. Chronic diseases now a leading cause of death in rural India–mortality data from the Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative. Int J Epidemiol 2006;35:1522–1529. http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/35/6/1522.long

OTHER CONFERENCE PAPERS

Cardona-Morrell M, Williamson M, and Elliott Jet al. Impact evaluation of a prescribing improvement intervention for cardiovascular disease management in Australian general practice (2009-11). RACGP Annual Conference (GP12), Gold Coast (Queensland), 2012.

Cardona-Morrell M,Williamson M, Klein L, and Gillies M. GP adherence to practice guidelines for Type 2 diabetes first-line therapy. National Medicines Symposium, Sydney, 2012.

Cardona-Morrell M, Williamson M, and Elliott J. Impact evaluation of a prescribing improvement intervention for cardiovascular disease management in Australian general practice (preliminary results). European Drug Utilisation Research Group meeting. Antwerp, Belgium, 2011.

Cardona-Morrell M, Williamson M, Klein L, and Gillies M. Using PBS data to evaluate GP adherence to practice guidelines for first-line management of diabetes over 5 years. Primary Healthcare Research Conference, Brisbane, 2011.

Cardona-Morrell M, Fiatarone-Singh M, Bauman A, Vita P, Farrell L, MiIlat A, and Colagiuri S. Who attends diabetes prevention programs? Experience from the Sydney DPP. Diabetes Epidemiology Group meeting, Dresden, Germany, 2010.

Cardona-Morrell M and Morrell S. Prevalence and risk factors for type 2 diabetes in migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds participating in The 45&Up Cohort Study. Diabetes Epidemiology Group meeting, Dresden, Germany, 2010.

Phone
+61 2 8738 9373
Location
Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering Samuel's Building (lower ground laboratories)

Publications

  • Books | 2021
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    CARDONA M, 2021, WHEN THE TIME COMES Stories from the End of Life
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Hillman K, 2017, 'Dying Safely', in de Vita M (ed.), Textbook of Rapid Response Systems. Concept and Implementation, Springer, pp. 289 - 299, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39391-9_27
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Zimlichman E; Taenzer A, 2017, 'Continuous Monitoring for early detection of deterioration on general care units', in DeVita MA; Hillman K; Bellomo R; Odell M; Jones D; Winters BD; Lighthall GK (ed.), Textbook of Rapid Response Systems. Concept and Implementation, edn. 2nd, Springer, pp. 277 - 287
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Nicholson M; Hillman K, 2015, 'Vital Signs: From Monitoring to Prevention of Deterioration in General Wards', in Prof Jean-Louis Vincent (ed.), Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2015, Springer, pp. 533 - 545
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Plunkett E; Broadbent A; Fien S; Cardona M, 2021, 'Impact of COVID-19 Social Distancing on the Quality of Dying: A Call for Discretionary Application of Rules', Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15524256.2021.1915920
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    2021, 'POSTER PRESENTATIONS', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 40, pp. 35 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.4_12956
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Fien S; Plunkett E; Fien C; Greenaway S; Heyland DK; Clark J; Cardona M, 2021, 'Challenges and facilitators in delivering optimal care at the End of Life for older patients: a scoping review on the clinicians’ perspective', Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40520-021-01816-z
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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 | 2021
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona M; Stehlik P; Fawzy P; Byambasuren O; Anderson J; Clark J; Sun S; Scott I, 2021, 'Effectiveness and sustainability of deprescribing for hospitalized older patients near end of life: a systematic review', Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, vol. 20, pp. 81 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14740338.2021.1853704
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Byambasuren O; Cardona M; Bell K; Clark J; McLaws ML; Glasziou P, 2020, 'Estimating the extent of asymptomatic COVID-19 and its potential for community transmission: Systematic review and meta-analysis', JAMMI, vol. 5, pp. 223 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.3138/jammi-2020-0030
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Eguaras Córdoba I; Sánchez Acedo P; Herrera Cabezon J; Galbete A; Cardona M, 2020, 'External Prospective Validation of the Modified CriSTAL Score for 30- and 90-day Mortality in Geriatric Urgent Surgical Patients', Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11605-020-04822-0
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Ross SB; Kumar M; Dillon A; Bahudin D; Cardona M, 2020, 'COVID-19 impact on medical education and the future post-pandemic era for medical students', The British Student Doctor Journal, vol. 4, pp. 54 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.18573/bsdj.170
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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 | 2020
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Lee XJ; Farrington A; Carter H; Shield C; Graves N; McPhail SM; Harvey G; White BP; Willmott L; Cardona M; Hillman K; Callaway L; Barnett AG, 2020, 'A stepped-wedge randomised-controlled trial assessing the implementation, impact and costs of a prospective feedback loop to promote appropriate care and treatment for older patients in acute hospitals at the end of life: Study protocol', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 20, pp. 262, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01660-2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Byambasuren O; Cardona M; Bell K; Clark J; McLaws M-L; Glasziou P, 2020, 'Estimating the extent of asymptomatic COVID-19 and its potential for community transmission: systematic review and meta-analysis', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.10.20097543
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona M; Lewis E; Psirides A, 2019, 'Doing ‘everything’ near the end of life may be inappropriate for seniors in ICU', Nursing Review, https://www.nursingreview.com.au/2019/10/doing-everything-near-the-end-of-life-may-be-inappropriate-for-seniors-in-icu/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Taing CY; Gibson AA; Colagiuri S; Vita P; Cardona-Morrell M; Bauman A; Moore M; Williams M; Milat A; Hony J; Lin S; Gwizd M; Fiatarone Singh MA, 2017, 'Primary analysis of the Mandarin-speaking sub-study within the Sydney diabetes prevention program', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, vol. 132, pp. 118 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2017.07.032
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Kim JCH; Brabrand M; Gallego-Luxan B; Hillman K, 2017, 'What is inappropriate hospital use for elderly people near the end of life? A systematic review', European journal of internal medicine, vol. 42, pp. 39 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2017.04.014
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Williams M; Cardona-Morrell M; Stevens P; Bey J; Smith Glasgow ME, 2017, 'Timing of palliative care team referrals for inpatients receiving rapid response services: A retrospective pilot study in a US hospital', International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol. 75, pp. 147 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.07.017
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Benfatti-Olivato G; Jansen J; Turner RM; Fajardo-Pulido D; Hillman K, 2017, 'A systematic review of effectiveness of decision aids to assist older patients at the end of life', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 100, pp. 425 - 435, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.10.007
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Kim JCH; Turner RM; Anstey M; Mitchell IA; Hillman K, 2016, 'Non-beneficial treatments in hospital at the end of life: A systematic review on extent of the problem', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol. 28, pp. 456 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzw060
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Prgomet M; Turner RM; Nicholson M; Hillman K, 2016, 'Effectiveness of continuous or intermittent vital signs monitoring in preventing adverse events on general wards: a systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Clinical Practice, vol. 70, pp. 806 - 824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.12846
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Prgomet M; Lake R; Nicholson M; Harrison R; Long J; Westbrook J; Braithwaite J; Hillman K, 2016, 'Vital signs monitoring and nurse-patient interaction: A qualitative observational study of hospital practice.', Int J Nurs Stud, vol. 56, pp. 9 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2015.12.007
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Vita P; Cardona-Morrell M; Bauman A; Singh MF; Moore M; Pennock R; Snow J; Williams M; Jackson L; Milat A; Colagiuri S, 2016, 'Type 2 diabetes prevention in the community: 12-Month outcomes from the Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program', Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, vol. 112, pp. 13 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2015.11.010
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Prgomet M; Hillman K, 2016, 'Vital signs monitoring on general wards: clinical staff perceptions of current practices and the planned introduction of continuous monitoring technology', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol. 28, pp. 515 - 521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/intqhc/mzw062
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Dent E; Hoogendijk EO; Cardona-Morrell M; Hillman K, 2016, 'Frailty in emergency departments', The Lancet, vol. 387, pp. 434, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)00177-X
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    textbfCardona-Morrell M; Kim J; Turner M; Anstey M; Mitchell I; Hillman K, 2016, 'Non-beneficial treatments at the end of life: A systematic Review', International Journal for Quality in Health Care, vol. 28 (4), pp. 456 - 469
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    textbfCardona-Morrell M; Prgomet M; Turner R; Nicholson M; Hillman K, 2016, 'Effectiveness of continuous or intermittent vital signs monitoring in preventing adverse events on general wards: a systematic review and meta-analysis.', International Journal Of Clinical Practice, vol. [Epub ahead of print], pp. doi: 10.111/ijcp. 12846 - doi: 10.111/ijcp. 12846
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Hillman KM; Cardona-Morrell M, 2015, 'The ten barriers to appropriate management of patients at the end of their life', Intensive Care Medicine, vol. 41, pp. 1700 - 1702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00134-015-3712-6
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Hillman K, 2015, 'Development of a tool for defining and identifying the dying patient in hospital: Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care (CriSTAL)', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 5, pp. 78 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000770
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Trinh HT; Hoang PH; Cardona-Morrell M; Nguyen HT; Vu DH; Dong PTX; Cao TTB; Nguyen ST; Pham VTT; Moss L; Dinh K; Dartnell J; Nguyen HTL, 2015, 'Antibiotic therapy for inpatients with community-acquired pneumonia in a developing country', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 24, pp. 129 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.3614
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    O'Hara BJ; Bauman AE; Eakin EG; King L; Haas M; Allman-Farinelli M; Owen N; Cardona-Morell M; Farrell L; Milat AJ; Phongsavan P, 2013, 'Evaluation Framework for Translational Research: Case Study of Australia's Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®', Health Promotion Practice, vol. 14, pp. 380 - 389, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1524839912456024
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    O Hara NJ; Bauman AE; Eakin EG; King L; Haas M; Allman-Farinelli M; Owen N; textbfCardona-Morrell M; Farrell L; Milat AJ; Phongsavan P, 2013, 'Evaluation framework for translational research: Case study of Australia’s Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service', Health Promotion Practice, vol. 14(3), pp. 380 - 9
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Williamson M; Cardona-Morrell M; Elliott JD; Reeve JF; Stocks NP; Emery J; MacKson JM; Gunn JM, 2012, 'Prescribing Data in General Practice Demonstration (PDGPD) project - A cluster randomised controlled trial of a quality improvement intervention to achieve better prescribing for chronic heart failure and hypertension', BMC Health Services Research, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-273
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    2011, 'Abstracts of the 27th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 14-17, 2011.', Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, vol. 20 Suppl 1, pp. S1 - 364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.2206
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Williamson M; Klein L; Cardona-Morrell M, 2011, 'First-Choice Medication for Diabetes: Are Best-Practice Messages Getting Through?', PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY AND DRUG SAFETY, vol. 20, pp. S293 - S293, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000294946600648&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona-Morrell M; Rychetnik L; Morrell SL; Espinel PT; Bauman A, 2010, 'Reduction of diabetes risk in routine clinical practice: Are physical activity and nutrition interventions feasible and are the outcomes from reference trials replicable? A systematic review and meta-analysis', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-653
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Colagiuri S; Vita P; Cardona-Morrell M; Singh MF; Farrell L; Milat A; Haas M; Bauman A, 2010, 'The Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program: A community-based translational study', BMC Public Health, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-10-328
    Journal articles | 2010
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Nallaiah K; Hony J; Vita P; Cardona-Morrell M; Williams M; Singh MF; Colagiuri S, 2010, 'Development, implementation and preliminary findings of a type 2 diabetes prevention program for Arabic- and Mandarin-speaking communities', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, vol. 4, pp. S12 - S12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orcp.2010.09.023
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona M; Joshi R; Ivers RQ; Iyengar S; Chow CK; Colman S; Ramakrishna G; Dandona R; Stevenson MR; Neal BC, 2008, 'The burden of fatal and non-fatal injury in rural India', Injury Prevention, vol. 14, pp. 232 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/ip.2007.018259
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Chow C; textbfCardona M; Raju PK; Iyengar S; Sukumar A; Raju R; Colman S; Madhav P; Raju R; Reddy KS; Celermajer D; Neal B, 2007, 'Cardiovascular disease and risk factors among 345 adults in rural India–the Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative.', Int J Cardiol, vol. 116, pp. 180 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2006.03.043
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona M; Joshi R, 2007, 'The challenge of balancing methodological research rigour and practical needs in low-income setttings: What we are doing and what we need to do better', Critical Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 81 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09581590601045238
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    textbfCardona M; Joshi R; Health OBOTRPATTCOTA-PACOP, 2007, 'The challenges of research in low-income settings', Critical Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 81 - 89
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Chow CK; Raju PK; Raju R; Reddy KS; Cardona M; Celermajer DS; Neal BC, 2006, 'The prevalence and management of diabetes in rural India [12]', Diabetes Care, vol. 29, pp. 1717 - 1718, http://dx.doi.org/10.2337/dc06-0621
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Joshi R; Cardona M; Iyengar S; Sukumar A; Raju CR; Raju KR; Raju K; Reddy KS; Lopez A; Neal B, 2006, 'Chronic diseases now a leading cause of death in rural India - Mortality data from the Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative', International Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 35, pp. 1522 - 1529, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyl168
    Journal articles | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona M; Bek MD; Mills K; Isaacs D; Alperstein G, 1999, 'Transmission of tuberculosis from a seven-year-old child in a Sydney school', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, vol. 35, pp. 375 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1754.1999.00385.x
    Journal articles | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Mackerras D; Irwig L; Simpson JM; Weisberg E; Cardona M; Webster F; Walton L; Ghersi D, 1999, 'Randomized double-blind trial of beta-carotene and vitamin C in women with minor cervical abnormalities.', British Journal of Cancer, vol. 79, pp. 1448 - 1453, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.bjc.6690231
    Journal articles | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Scott J; textbfCardona M, 1999, 'Queensland Health advocates for accreditation of Epidemiologists [Letter]', Australasian Epidemiologist, vol. 6, pp. 10 - 11
    Journal articles | 1997
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    McIntosh EDG; Bek M; Cardona M; Goldston K; Isaacs D; Burgess MA; Cossart YE, 1997, 'Horizontal transmission of hepatitis B in a children's day care centre: a preventable event.', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 21, pp. 791 - 792, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-842X.1997.tb01797.x
    Journal articles | 1995
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Morris BJ; Lee C; Nightingale BN; Molodysky E; Morris LJ; Appio R; Sternhell S; textbfCardona M; Mackerras D; Irwig LM, 1995, 'Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy of dysplastic, papillomavirus-positive cervicovaginal lavage specimens.', Gynecol Oncol, vol. 56, pp. 245 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/gyno.1995.1040
    Journal articles | 1995
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Williamson M; Lonie C; Colaguiri R; Kelleher D; Terracini E; Scanlon K; textbfCardona M; al E, 1995, 'A framework for applying a health outcomes approach', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 6, pp. 102 - 106
    Journal articles | 1994
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    textbfCardona M; Whitehead P, 1994, 'Croup in a day care centre', Communicable Disease Intelligence, vol. 18, pp. 495 - 497
    Journal articles | 1994
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    textbfCardona M; Chow C; McDonnell L, 1994, 'Hepatitis B in a case without known risk factors', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 5, pp. 123 - 124
    Journal articles |
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Cardona M; Dobler CC; Koreshe E; Heyland DK; Nguyen R; Sim JPY; Clark J; Psirides A, 'Supporting decision-making on allocation of ICU beds and ventilators in pandemics', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2020.09.20.20198184
    Journal articles |
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    textbfCardona-Morrell M; Hillman K, 'Development of a tool for defining and identifying the dying patient in hospital: Criteria for Screening and Triaging to Appropriate aLternative care (CriSTAL)', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 4, pp. 1 - 13
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Younan S; Cardona M; Ni Chroinin D, 2021, 'Advanced care planning (ACP) in the COVID-19 Era: Lessons Learned, a rapid review', in AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, WILEY, pp. 43 - 44, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000651084100073&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    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
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Lewis E; Hillman K, 2017, 'Early identification and decision-making of frail elderly at the end of life: What next?', in Early identification and decision-making of frail elderly at the end of life: What next?, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Network Roadshow
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Lewis J; Lewis E; Hillman K, 2016, 'Towards a national consensus on best practice management of patients at the end of life', in Towards a national consensus on best practice management of patients at the end of life, National Health Round Table on end-of-life Improvement
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Lewis E; Nicholson M; Hanly L; Chapman A; Kim J; Trankle S; Turner R; Ong K; Shanmugan S; Alkhouri H; Asha S; Perkins M; Holdgate A; Suri S; Winoto L; Harrison R; Benfatti-Olivato G; Zammit A; Hillman K, 2016, 'Challenges of research on sensitive topics: the end-of-life experience', in Challenges of research on sensitive topics: the end-of-life experience, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research Showcase
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Lewis E; Hillman K, 2016, 'Identifying and managing the frail elderly to prevent non-benefic interventions', in Identifying and managing the frail elderly to prevent non-benefic interventions, Sydney Palliative Care Symposium
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Lewis E; Alkhouri H; Turner R; McCarthy S; Hillman K, 2016, 'The challenges of translational end-of-life research in the ED and beyond', in The challenges of translational end-of-life research in the ED and beyond, Annual Scientific Meeting, Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Kim JCH; Turner R; Anstey M; Mitchell I; Hillman K, 2016, 'Non-beneficial treatments at the end of life: extent, causes, solutions and future research', in Non-beneficial treatments at the end of life: extent, causes, solutions and future research, ECI Leadership Forum, Emergency Care Institute, Emergency Care Institute
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Prgomet M; Nicholson M; Lake R; Hillman K, 2015, 'Continuous monitoring on general wards to optimize utilization of rapid response systems: are we ready?', in Continuous monitoring on general wards to optimize utilization of rapid response systems: are we ready?, International Rapid Response Systems Conference
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Lewis E; Nicholson M; Shanmugam S; Hanly L; Hillman K, 2015, 'Public and clinicians’ readiness to discuss end of life: moving from knowledge to action', in Public and clinicians’ readiness to discuss end of life: moving from knowledge to action, Ingham Institute Annual Showcase, The University of New South Wales, The University of New South Wales
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Lewis E; Nicholson M; Alkhouri H; McCarthy S; Hanly L; Samperi S; Ashton A; Shanmugam S; Hillman K, 2015, 'Recruiting the hard to reach groups for research in real life settings: The CriSTAL Program', in Recruiting the hard to reach groups for research in real life settings: The CriSTAL Program, Emergency Care Institute Annual Symposium
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Hillman K, 2015, 'Enhancing prognostic certainty to make the end-of-life experience better for patients, families and healthcare providers', in Enhancing prognostic certainty to make the end-of-life experience better for patients, families and healthcare providers, National Health Round Table on end-of-life improvement
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Chapman ; A Werner M; Turner R; Lewis E; Parr M; Hillman K, 2015, 'Retrospective validation of the CriSTAL checklist to predict in-hospital death for patients requiring a rapid response call', in Retrospective validation of the CriSTAL checklist to predict in-hospital death for patients requiring a rapid response call, International Rapid Response Systems Conference
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Chapman A; Turner R; Parr M; Hillman K, 2015, 'Futility at the end of life: where do we draw the line for hospital admissions and RRS attendances?', in Futility at the end of life: where do we draw the line for hospital admissions and RRS attendances?, Australia and New Zealand Intenive Care Society Conference
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Hillman K, 2014, 'Criteria for screening and triaging to appropriate alternative care (CriSTAL)', in Criteria for screening and triaging to appropriate alternative care (CriSTAL), Rapid Response Systems Conference
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M, 2014, 'Continuous wireless monitoring of vital signs for earlier detection and management', in Continuous wireless monitoring of vital signs for earlier detection and management, Managing the deteriorating patient conference
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Williamson M; Klein L; Gillies M, 2012, 'GP adherence to practice guidelines for Type 2 diabetes first-line therapy', in GP adherence to practice guidelines for Type 2 diabetes first-line therapy, National Medicines Symposium, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Williamson M; Elliott JDEA, 2012, 'Impact evaluaton of a prescribing improvement intervention for cardiovascular disease management in Australian general practice (2009-11)', in Impact evaluaton of a prescribing improvement intervention for cardiovascular disease management in Australian general practice (2009-11), RACGP Annual Conference (GP12), Gold Coast (Queensland)
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Williamson M; Klein L; Gillies M, 2011, 'Using PBS data to evaluate GP adherence to practice guidelines for first-line management of diabetes over 5 years', in Using PBS data to evaluate GP adherence to practice guidelines for first-line management of diabetes over 5 years, Primary Healthcare Research Conference, Brisbane
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Williamson M; Elliott JEA, 2011, 'Impact evaluation of a prescribing improvement intervention for cardiovascular disease management in Australian general practice (preliminary results)', in Impact evaluation of a prescribing improvement intervention for cardiovascular disease management in Australian general practice (preliminary results), European Drug Utilisation Research Group meeting. Antwerp, Belgium
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Morrell S, 2010, 'Prevalence and risk factors for type 2 diabetes in migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds participating in The 45 & Up Cohort Study', in Prevalence and risk factors for type 2 diabetes in migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds participating in The 45 & Up Cohort Study, Diabetes Epidemiology Group meeting, Dresden, Germany
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona-Morrell M; Fiatarone-Singh M; Bauman A; Vita P; Farrell L; MiIlat A; Colagiuri S, 2010, 'Who attends diabetes prevention programs? Experience from the Sydney DPP', in Who attends diabetes prevention programs? Experience from the Sydney DPP, Diabetes Epidemiology Group meeting, Dresden, Germany
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Turnour C; underlineCardona M; Frommer M, 2007, 'An evaluation framework for Aboriginal health programs - The NSW Health experience', in An evaluation framework for Aboriginal health programs - The NSW Health experience, Public Health Association of Australia conference, Alice Springs
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Frommer M; Madronio C; Rychetnik L, 2006, 'Evidence-based clinical practice: Feasibility of an integrated approach between decision makers, researchers and clinician implementers', in Evidence-based clinical practice: Feasibility of an integrated approach between decision makers, researchers and clinician implementers, Asia-Pacific Evidence-Based Medicine Network Conference, Hong Kong
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Joshi R; Neal B; Chow C, 2004, 'Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative: Bridging Partnership and Action', in Andhra Pradesh Rural Health Initiative: Bridging Partnership and Action, Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health, Brisbane
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Joshi R, 2004, 'Cultural Diversity and the Challenge Of Balancing Methodological Rigour and Practical Needs in Low-Income Settings', in Cultural Diversity and the Challenge Of Balancing Methodological Rigour and Practical Needs in Low-Income Settings, Round table for Asia-Pacific Conference on Public Health, Brisbane
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Bright MI; Baig N; underlineCardona M; McClintock C; Harper C; Harris P; Firman D; Smiley S, 2003, 'Is social capital associated with health?', in Is social capital associated with health?, Scientific meeting of the International Epidemiological Association, Toledo, Spain
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M, 2003, 'Evaluation of Indigenous identifiers in Queensland 2003: Progress and room for improvement', in Evaluation of Indigenous identifiers in Queensland 2003: Progress and room for improvement, National Indigenous Health Worker Conference, Adelaide
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Baig N; Bright M; underlineCardona M; Henniker G; McClintock C, 2002, 'Social determinants: indicators, datasets and organisational change; a snapshot of current initiatives in Queensland Health', in Social determinants: indicators, datasets and organisational change; a snapshot of current initiatives in Queensland Health, National Health Outcomes Conference, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 2000
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Smith DF; Russell-Hall S, 2000, 'A school survey of Body Piercing/Hepatitis C knowledge', in A school survey of Body Piercing/Hepatitis C knowledge, Annual NCEPH Epidemiology Conference, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Norris M; underlineCardona M; Steele J, 1999, 'Research Inventory linking service planning to Public Health action', in Research Inventory linking service planning to Public Health action, Australian & New Zealand Health Services Research Conference in Sydney
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Casasola A; underlineCardona M; Pollard G; Hutchings K; Gross AEA, 1999, 'Reliability testing of core questions in the QLD Statewide Health Survey: revisiting methodology and contents', in Reliability testing of core questions in the QLD Statewide Health Survey: revisiting methodology and contents, Public Health Association of Australia annual conference
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M, 1999, 'Feeding centres for famine relief in Kenya: is this the right approach?', in Feeding centres for famine relief in Kenya: is this the right approach?, International Tropical Health & Nutrition Conference, Brisbane
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M, 1999, 'The Health Outcomes Culture in East Africa: a relative success', in The Health Outcomes Culture in East Africa: a relative success, National Health Outcomes conference, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M, 1999, 'Rationalising health information to improve health outcomes: Public Health Services Branch reform', in Rationalising health information to improve health outcomes: Public Health Services Branch reform, National Health Outcomes conference, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 1999
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M, 1999, 'Test-retest of behavioural risk factor questions in a Queensland telephone survey: what have we learnt?', in Test-retest of behavioural risk factor questions in a Queensland telephone survey: what have we learnt?, Australasian Epidemiological Association scientific meeting, Darwin
    Conference Papers | 1996
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M, 1996, 'Applying mainstream health outcome measurements in Aboriginal Health Care: how are we doing?', in Applying mainstream health outcome measurements in Aboriginal Health Care: how are we doing?, Plenary session address for the National Health Outcomes Conference, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 1995
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Jorm L; Williamson M; Chey T, 1995, 'Measuring the health status, health service use and satisfaction with health services of non-English speaking people', in Measuring the health status, health service use and satisfaction with health services of non-English speaking people, First NSW Health Outcomes Feedback Workshop
    Conference Papers | 1995
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Jorm L; Williamson M, 1995, 'Cross-cultural issues in measuring health', in Cross-cultural issues in measuring health, Quality of Life and Outcomes Assessment Conference, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 1995
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Jorm L; Williamson M, 1995, 'Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the SF-36: methodology and results.', in Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the SF-36: methodology and results., Australasian Epidemiological Association Conference, Cairns
    Conference Papers | 1994
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Phillips A, 1994, 'Aboriginal Health in the Orana and Macquarie Health Districts 1989/1992', in Aboriginal Health in the Orana and Macquarie Health Districts 1989/1992, 2nd Public Health Network Conference, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 1994
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    underlineCardona M; Corben P, 1994, 'Variation in the use of day surgery in New South Wales: a five-year review', in Variation in the use of day surgery in New South Wales: a five-year review, 2nd Public Health Network Conference, Sydney
    Conference Papers | 1992
    Dr Magnolia Cardona
    Mackerras D; Irwig LM; Weisberg E; underlineCardona M; Simpson J, 1992, 'Vitamins and cervical abnormalities: design, follow-up and compliance in a randomised clinical trial', in Vitamins and cervical abnormalities: design, follow-up and compliance in a randomised clinical trial, Australasian Epidemiological Association annual scientific meeting, Canberra

Awards

  1. Nominated for UNSW Vice-Chancellor and President’s Award (November 2017)
  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).
  4. Paper of the Year Award, By Palliative Medicine. Madrid, May 2017. 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/
  5. Finalist, Annual Hub Prize, 2016. South West Sydney Research consortium A program of research to investigate patient priorities and improve the end of life experience for frail elderly people in and out of hospitals.
  6. Winner. Best poster on Communications:  Missed Opportunities to identify the dying patient. European Association of Palliative Care Congress, Madrid, Spain, 2017
  7. Winner. Best Conference oral poster: Development of the CriSTAL tool -International Rapid Response Systems Conference, Miami, USA, 2014

 

 

 

Grants

 

NHMRC Partnership Grant – Associate Investigator − A$504,187 to evaluate the effectiveness of a clinician feedback initiative to reduce non-beneficial treatments in 3 QLD teaching hospitals (2019-2022).

Agency for Clinical Innovation (Principal investigator) $85,330 for 2017-2018 project decision aid innovation for hospitals and nursing homes

HCF Foundation (Principal investigator) $82,000 for 2018 project Optimising advance care planning in general practice

UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (Associate investigator) $357,000 for 2018-2019 initiatives on mobile health applications led by Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering

HCF Foundation (Associate investigator) $150,000 for 2017-2018 to develop and evaluate a new model of service for frail elderly patients in the emergency department

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