RN, BSc (Cancer and Palliative Care), DipTchg and Dip (Counselling).
Donna has worked as a palliative care educator coordinating and teacher in the Little Company of Mary's palliative care courses for registered and enrolled nurses at Calvary North Adelaide Hospital. She has also worked in the UK and has held various positions in palliative care since 1993. These include working with people with HIV/AIDS, setting up and running a specialist palliative care day care centre and developing a new lung cancer specialist nurse role. Before moving to Australia she worked as a community Macmillan palliative care specialist nurse and developed a keen interest in breathlessness, developing and running a multidisciplinary nurse-led breathless clinic. She is also interested in improving care of the dying at home. Donna has experienced breast cancer and is keen to pursue further research into the effects of cancer on young women and the impact on their family.
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