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Karen Glaetzer
RN, Cert (Oncology) and BN.

Karen Glaetzer has 25 years experience in Palliative Care. In 1988, Karen was involved in the setting up and development of the Daw House Hospice and has pioneered palliative care consultancy services to public and private hospitals in Adelaide. She was the first nurse in Australia to be endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner in the specialty of Palliative Care in August 2003. She has an academic appointment with the School of Medicine, Flinders University. Karen has post graduate qualifications in Oncology, Bioethics, Palliative Care and Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner). Her special interest areas include Mental Health, the Disability Sector and Motor Neurone Disease, for which she coordinates a consultancy service for people with this disease in South Australia. She is a member of the SA Health Palliative Care Clinical Network and is actively involved in service improvement and research projects across a variety of subject areas. In 2013, she has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship, to improve the palliative care for individuals with an intellectual or long term physical disability.
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