Facing the challenges, living & dying well.
This continuing professional development opportunity has been organised by Hospice NZ, The Nathaniel Centre and Victoria University Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health.
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Professor Rod MacLeod
Rod is Senior Staff Specialist in Palliative Care at Hammond Care in Sydney and is Conjoint Professor in Palliative Care at the University of Sydney. Prior to that he led the Palliative Care Development Team at North Shore Hospice and was Honorary Clinical Professor and Associate Professor in General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland.
He was previously South Link Health Professor in Palliative Care at the Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago. He started his career in palliative care in England.
He has a longstanding interest in education in palliative care completing his PhD work in 2002 with a submission entitled “Changing the way that doctors learn to care for people who are dying”. He has published widely in the area of palliative care in national and international peer reviewed journals.
Ilora Gillian Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, is a doctor, professor of palliative medicine, and an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords.
She is a past president of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is a professor of palliative medicine at Cardiff University School of Medicine, and is consultant at the Velindre cancer centre in Cardiff. In 2001, she was made a life peer as Baroness Finlay of Llandaff.
Baroness Finlay chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dying Well (www.dyingwell.org.uk). This group of MP's and Peers was established to promote palliative care and oppose legalised euthanasia
Wayne Naylor, RN, BSc(Hons), Dip Nurs, PhD candidate
Wayne has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years has worked in a variety of roles including Staff Nurse, Research Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nurse Educator–Lecturer. These roles have spanned both New Zealand and the United Kingdom and have predominantly been in oncology and hematology. Wayne completed a Bachelor of Science honours degree in adult cancer nursing at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care at
Victoria University of Wellington. Wayne is currently undertaking his PhD with a focus on palliative care.
Kate’s background in Nursing has been in oncology and hospice palliative care over a number of both in New Zealand and overseas. Her palliative care experience has incorporated clinical practice, leadership, educational, management and governance positions, in local and national roles. Currently Kate is employed by the Health Science centre at Canterbury University, where she is the coordinator / lecturer of post graduate palliative care papers.
Kate’s ‘Quality of life interests’ outside of work include sharing medicinal tinctures of grape with great colleagues and friends and living the ‘safety fast’ motto of old MG cars.
Sinead Donnelly MD, FRCPI, FAChPM
Sinead is a consultant in Palliative Medicine for Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University, Wellington and a Senior Clinical Lecturer for the Otago School of Medicine, Wellington . She has previously trained and worked in Ireland, Scotland and the USA.
Sinead has a particular interest in using documentary as a medium to present qualitative research and as a teaching tool. She has had four documentaries broadcast on national television in Ireland and a fifth documentary filmed in New Zealand, “At Home”, broadcast on Maori TV.
After Phillipa completed a PhD in Philosophy (Medical Ethics) looking at the ethical dimension of genetic testing in regards to children, the focus of Phillipa’s research focus changed and began to move towards end of life decision-making – both personal and professional. Phillipa has a particular interest in medical practices that hasten dying such as euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Sitting along end of life decisions is her interest in the wider ethical implications of end of life such as advance care planning, the deactivation of cardioverter implantable devices (such as pacemakers) and terminal sedation.
Phillipa works as Senior Lecturer in Clinical Medical Ethics, lecturing across the medical programme in medical ethics at the School of Medicine (at the University of Auckland).
Associate Professor Macleod is a psychiatrist and palliative medicine physician. For 14 years, until recently, he has been the Medical Director, Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch and is currently working in the Palliative Care Service at Christchurch Hospital. He has worked as a consultation-liaison psychiatrist in since 1985. An Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury, Dr Macleod is a busy and experienced clinician. In addition to psycho-oncology his major areas of interest and research are post traumatic states and neuropsychiatry. He has published over 50 articles and two books including The Psychiatry of Palliative Medicine: the dying mind. 2nd Ed., London; Radcliffe, 2011.
A panel of speakers will discuss “what’s on top” from the day towards the end of the session.
If you are interested in attending the day or finding out more information as please email Arna Whal Davies