Lisa King

Lisa King

I am a registered nurse with twenty-five years of cancer nursing experience in the UK and more recently in Australia. My passion for cancer nursing developed during my training and has continued throughout my career. Since completing a Diploma in Cancer Nursing at the Royal Marsden Hospitals in 1994, I have gained experience in a variety of clinical settings caring for patients with many tumour types. Spending time in oncology and haematology outpatient units, I gained various clinical skills and an appreciation for educating/training other practitioners. I firmly believe that palliative care can benefit patients and their loved ones throughout treatment. In 2012 I completed a Master of Nursing.  I currently work for a cancer treatment resource website, overseeing medical oncology chemotherapy protocols and nursing content; working collaboratively with Australian cancer clinicians to ensure that the content is contemporary, evidence-based and relevant to clinical practice, therefore continuing to assist cancer patients and clinicians in a different way.

I have a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures having visited India previously. I am acutely aware of the privilege afforded me by birthplace and seek ways to give back. I am a humanitarian, passionately driven to redress inequities in health. The APLI project Hamrahi has offered an opportunity to share my knowledge and skills to empower the cancer care team towards better outcomes for those in their care. I believe it is a privilege to care for people at the end of their life and support their loved ones during this time.

Hippocratic film applauded across Australia

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With only one city remaining in the Australian launch of the biographical documentary, Hippocratic, it is clear that the film has had great impact here.

One important feature has been the opportunity for Q&A after the movie, where audience members have a chance to delve deeper into the issues raised in the film, such as trying to understand the distressing ongoing shortage of morphine, an essential medication in pain management, a shortage that affects over 80% of the world’s population.

This issue alone should galvanise us to action, to demand change and accountability. However, long time advocates in this field know only too well how difficult it is to bring about change and improvements here.

Films such as Hippocratic are too few and APLI thanks Moonshine Movies for their commitment to contributing to change in a creative and positive way.


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