Deb has over 30 years experience in Palliative and End of Life Care. Her background is in nursing having trained, and worked clinically, in both oncology and palliative care. She has worked in palliative care in hospice, community and hospital.
Deb has previously been engaged with 3 Australian Commonwealth funded projects (2004-2017): the National Rural Palliative Care Program, the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration (PCOC) and CareSearch. Deb is now a co-lead investigator on the End of Life Essentials project (2017- ).
Deb was an author and moderator on each Dying2Learn Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Her present role is as an academic and researcher in Palliative and Supportive Services in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a member of the Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying at Flinders University
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.
Rawlings, Tieman, Devery. Rapid review of the literature to inform an update to the National Consensus Statement. Australian Commission for Quality and Safety in Health Care. ($62, 078). 2020
Consortium member. Education and assessment for psychosocial and existential wellbeing in palliative care, David Kissane (lead). National Palliative Care Projects Grants, 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
Deb is a member of the Social and Behavioural Research Ethics Committee
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