I am a registered specialist nurse who works predominantly with people who have been diagnosed with cancer, HIV or who are in the palliative or terminal phase. Recently, I was Nurse Unit Manager of a clinical assessment unit at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, a nurse-led unit focused on symptom management for cancer patients. I completed a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Nursing Practice in Cancer and Palliative Care through the University of Melbourne in 2007 and is currently undertaking my Masters in Counselling focusing on grief and bereavement.
Reflection on why I am interested in the APLI Project Hamrahi:
A sense of fairness and equality drive me in both my career and in life. Equally, time given to community service is also important to me. Project Hamrahi is, in its essense, a program that has these three values at its heart as it contributes expertise and passion to the world community. I am looking forward to providing assistance to the medical and nursing team at the Cachar Cancer Hospital in Silchar, and although I am there to educate and support for a short time I know I will also be contributing better outcomes for India in the longer term.