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Demystifying Palliative Care
Ask the Expert: Demystifying Palliative Care


Sep 13, 2021 05:44 PM

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Dr. Jim Howe
Consultant Neurologist and Geriatrician
Dr Jim Howe, recently retired, worked as the consultant neurologist in the Statewide Progressive Neurological Disease Service based at Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Hospital in Caulfield, Victoria. He has a keen interest in the particular complexities associated with end of life symptom management and decision making in the context of neurological conditions.
Victor McConvey
Manager, Statewide Health Information and Education Team @Parkinson's Victoria
Victor McConvey has been a Nurse for 30 years and has worked in the area of Neurology for the past 20 years. Victor has worked in clinical management and service development positions in both Australia and the United Kingdom, including establishing the Parkinson’s Nurse Specialist position in Leeds (UK). Victor is currently employed as the Clinical Nurse Consultant and Manager of the State-wide Health information and education service at Parkinson’s Victoria. In this role he works across the state educating health care professionals about Parkinsons and working with consumers on managing symptoms and improving self management. Victor is currently the chair of the International Movement Disorder Societies Task force on Palliative care leads the Health Care Professional section of the society. Victor is also a member of Clinical Advisory team of PD PAL a trans- European study developing new standards of Palliative care in Parkinson’s.