RN, Cert (Oncology), GradCert (Clinical Trials Management), GradDip (Palliative Care), MastersD (Nursing - Research)
Peta McVey is a registered nurse who holds an oncology certificate, a graduate certificate in clinical trials management, a graduate diploma in palliative care and master's degree in nursing (research). Her master's thesis focused on the prevalence and experience of anxiety and depression among community palliative care patients. Peta has worked as a cancer nurse for more than 20 years - as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in gynaecological oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney, Australia), a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care at Sacred Heart Hospice (Sydney) and, for the past six years, in her current position as the Clinical Nurse Consultant and coordinator of the community palliative care outreach service at Neringah Hospital (Sydney). Peta is a Member of both the Royal College of Nursing, Australia and the College of Nursing (NSW). She has a commitment to education, has several publications to her credit and has been involved in several multi-centre studies. She is currently working with the National Medication Breakthrough Collaborative reviewing safe and appropriate use of opioids in the community setting.
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