Thurs@3 S2E2 – In conversation with Dr Joanne Doran, a palliative care specialist and leader

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Thurs@3 S2E2 – In conversation with Dr Joanne Doran, a palliative care specialist and leader

Welcome to Thursdays at 3 our regular series of conversations with people living and working at the end of life. 

Today, we hear from a doctor with over 30 years experience in palliative care – Dr Jo Doran! 

Jo currently works for the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service as a senior consultant and is also an Honorary Adjunct Assistant Professor at Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine. 

Originally from the UK, she trained in London and completed her post graduate training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, before heading to Northern NSW where she was Area Medical Director of Palliative Care for 13 years. 

As an advocate and champion for palliative care, Jo was a co-author on the first National Standards for Palliative Care, and Palliative Care Service Development Models, both documents continue to underpin palliative care service delivery in Australia today. 

In recognition of her contribution to palliative care she has been awarded the Palliative Care NSW Leadership Award by her peers, was nominated for NSW Woman of the Year, and more recently was nominated as Mentor of the Year in her current role. 

Her greatest love however has always been the bedside care of patients and teaching, which is now the main focus of her work. 

This September Jo will also MC the biggest palliative care conference in the Southern Hemisphere – the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference in Sydney, with around 1000 delegates attending. 

Click play and join a conversation that explores the wisdom, work and warmth of Dr Jo Doran. 

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Registrations are open now for the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference, get your ticket HERE. 

For advice, tools, and support with ‘maters of life and death’ explore the Palliative Care Australia website.  

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Thank you for listening.