I have over 30 years experience in Palliative and End of Life Care. My background is in nursing having trained, and worked clinically, in both oncology (7 years) and palliative care (13 years). I worked in palliative care in Hospice, community and hospital.
I have previoulsy worked on 3 Commonwealth funded projects (2004-2017) - the National Rural Palliative Care Program, the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) and CareSearch. I am now a co-investigator on a 4th project - End of Life Essentials (2017- ). I was an author and moderator on the Dying2Learn Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from 2016 to 2018.
My present role is as an academic and researcher in Palliative and Supportive Services in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
BSc (Hons) Nursing, Grad Cert Education (Higher Educ), MPH
Devery K, Rawlings D. End-of-Life Essentials for Acute Hospital Clinicians'. National Palliative Care Projects Grants, ($996,125) 2020-2023.
Devery K, Rawlings D, Morgan D. ‘End of Life Essentials for Acute Hospital Clinicians’. Public Health and Chronic Disease Grant Program National Palliative Care Projects. ($743,061). 2017-2020
Tieman J, Rawlings D ‘Online Toolkit for Carers and Practitioners Helping People with Intellectual Disability Understand Dying and Death’ The University of Sydney. ($39,317) 2017-2018
Tieman J, Rawlings D, Hayman S. A Report to identify local, national and international tools or resources to inform the web-based resource: Palliative and end of life care; a blueprint for improvement. ACI NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation ($14,437.20) 2014
Rawlings D. Flinders University Knowledge Exchange Grant: Palliative care link nurses: working together to improve care ($6,848.00) 2011
Palliative Care Australia National Awards 2017. Innovation in Palliaitve Care Award for the CareSearch Dying2Learn MOOC
CNSA Congress 2017. Best Poster - Near Death experience and Nursing practice: Lessons from the palliative care literature
PCNA Confernece 2010 -Vivian Bullwinkel Memorial Lecture (Best Abstract)
Course Coordinator, Palliative Care & Palliative Care in Aged Care postgraduate program
I am a member of the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee
Research ethics in vulnerable populations
Statewide Palliative Care Clinical Network Research Collaborative. Department of Health, SA. Until disbanded (2013 - 2015)
SA Bereavement Working Party until disbanded (2014 - 2015)
Southern Division of General Practice Rural Palliative Care Project Advisory Group (2008 - 2011)
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