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Professor Katy Clark has been conducting research in both the delivery of palliative care and the optimal approach to managing physical symptoms bothersome for palliative care patients in the department since 2010. Her main interests are improving very end of life care and the assessment and management of gastrointestinal symptoms.
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Let's talk About Dying.
Ian has over 25 years’ experience in the funeral industry and knows first hand that a family-owned business is better placed to care for other families. Throughout his years in the industry, he has conducted several thousand funerals and is acutely aware of the cultural requirements of Newcastle’s immigrants.
Dr. Miranda Cook practiced as a GP for 12 years in the United Kingdom and 2 years in New Zealand and was the lead GP in diabetes and mental health and she helped to train new doctors and medical students. She enjoys all aspects of general practice with a particular interest in diabetes, mental health, substance abuse and disabilities.
"I have been assisting families manage their wealth across the generations in tax effective and asset protected structures since 2005. I have observed there is a sense of relief and peace of mind knowing that families will be fairly looked after through their estate. We have saved many families the unnecessary costs of poorly structured affairs. Of greatest value is the opportunity to engage in authentic communication with a family around their wishes, which is indisputably the best method to prevent disputes." - Dene Kilpatrick
Jeanette is passionate, hard working and is motivated to improve education for staff and the community regarding end of life care.
"Throughout my entire nursing career I have looked after patients and families dealing with death and dying, predominantly in sudden and traumatic circumstances."