ANZSPM facilitates professional development and support for its members, promotes the practice of Palliative Medicine and advocates for those who work in the field of palliative medicine.
Part of ANZSPMís core business is to provide a variety of continuous professional development activities to support and educate medical practitioners working in, or with an interest in, palliative medicine.
Our society embraces the definition of Palliative Medicine adopted in Great Britain in 1987. This is quoted in the opening pages in Doyle's Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine - "Palliative Medicine is the study and management of patients with active, progressive, far-advanced disease for whom the prognosis is limited and the focus of care is the quality of life".
To promote excellence in Palliative Medicine and to foster the professional development of doctors who practise Palliative Medicine.
To be the driving force of Palliative Medicine in Australia and New Zealand
We aspire to:
- Promote collaborative partnerships
- Recognise and value our members' contributions
- Enable quality outcomes for patients and families/whanau
- Support quality work environments
- Recognise the diversity of our members and all Palliative Medicine practitioners
- Neither hasten death nor prolong dying
- Have equity of access to Palliative Medicine
- Ensure that medical practitioners are an essential part of palliative care.
ANZSPM is managed by a Council made up of elected and appointed members, with at least two members being from New Zealand and the New Zealand Branch Chair being an automatic appointee.
ANZSPM's New Zealand Branch conducts business specific to New Zealand and is managed by an Executive team elected by New Zealand members.
No more than three members of the Council can be from any one State or New Zealand.
The President of the Chapter of Palliative Medicine is an ex officio (non voting) member of ANZSPM Council.
ANZSPM Council 2012-13
|Dr Frank Brennan||President|
|A/Prof Mark Boughey||Vice President/AChPM Rep|
|A/Prof Rohan Vora||Treasurer|
|Dr Michael Chapman||Secretary|
|Dr Sinead Donnelly||Appointed Councillor / ANZSPM Aotearoa (NZ) Chair|
|Dr Derek Eng||General councillor|
|Dr Vicki Tai||General councillor / Trainee Representative|
|Dr Lawrie Palmer||General councillor|
|Dr Carol Douglas||General councillor|
|Dr Murray Hunt||Appointed councillor, 2nd NZ Representative|
ANZSPM Aotearoa (New Zealand) Branch Executive
|Dr Sinead Donnelly||Chair|
|Dr Murray Hunt||Deputy Chair|
|Dr Sara Rishworth||Treasurer|
|Dr Amanda Landers||Committee member|
|Dr Christian Robold||Committee member|
|Dr Ian Smiley||GP representative|
|Dr Carol McAllum||Co-opted member, ANZSPM nominee to PCC|
|Dr Cathy Miller||PAMTRACC Representative|
|Dr Prue McCallum||Co-opted member, Trainee Representative|