Palliative Paramedicine


A case based learning opportunity to explore systemic, service, and individual factors influencing practice, empowering paramedics to contribute to positive change. Gain insights into best practices and leave inspired to make a personal impact in this evolving field.

This session includes:

  • Keynote presentation by Madeleine
  • Key focus topic 1: Integrating care in Australia - Ange discusses barriers and facilitators to good palliative paramedicine practice from a NSW perspective followed by Mark discussing the WAVE project and subsequent models of care in Victoria
  • Key focus topic 2: Looking aboard to models of best practice - Fraser shares insights from a NZ ECP perspective, followed by Caroline discussing their specialist palliative care paramedic role in the UK

Presented by:

  • Madeleine Juhrmann, Research Fellow Flinders University
  • Associate Professor Mark Boughey, Director of Palliative Medicine at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Deputy Director of the Centre for Palliative Care, and Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Melbourne.
  • Angela Vaughan, Manager for End-of-Life Care and Intensive Care Paramedic at NSW Ambulance.
  • Fraser Watson, Extended Care Paramedic Clinical Lead at Hato Hone St John NZ.
  • Caroline Phillips, Clinical Paramedic Specialist, St Christopher's Hospice, UK

Hosted by: Dan O'Brien and Jonas Ogonowski


Angela Vaughan Angela Vaughan, a registered paramedic, is the NSW Ambulance End of Life & Palliative Care Manager and has been a paramedic in metropolitan Sydney for the last 17 years. As the program lead for the NSW Ambulance Palliative Care program, Angela is enhancing current paramedic practice and working with stakeholders, to strengthen NSW Ambulance capability. Angela represents NSW Ambulance on several committees across NSW, providing valuable insight into the role paramedics play in a patient’s health journey. She is passionate about embedding the principles of palliative care into paramedic practice, so that paramedics are further empowered to provide high quality, patient-centred care within the community.

Fraser Watson Fraser Watson is an Extended Care Paramedic Clinical Lead for Hato Hone St John New Zealand (from 2020), providing clinical support and leadership for the national team of specialist paramedics, including guideline development and initiation of clinical projects such as the ECP palliative care continuous subcutaneous infusion pilot. Fraser is a member of the New Zealand National Palliative Care Steering Group, Te Kaunihera Manapou Paramedic Council Professional Conduct Committee, and the ACP CPG SIG. Fraser lives at Otaki Beach with his wife Lis, two daughters and a 9-year old Huntaway Beardie X. Social football player, occasional runner and compulsive amateur DIY/landscaper.

Associate Professor Mark Boughey Associate Professor Mark Boughey, Director of Palliative Medicine & Deputy Director of the Centre for Palliative Care, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Victoria. I have over 33 years of experience in palliative care, with leadership positions within State, National, and International programs. I continue to strive for palliative care excellence and its universal integration in health care, where people feel valued and understood, needs are recognized, and appropriately responded to.

Caroline Phillips Caroline Phillips is a Clinical Paramedic Specialist working for a community hospice team. After graduating as a Paramedic in 2008, Caroline worked for the London Ambulance Service for 15 years in clinical, education and service development roles. An 18 month sabbatical in Australia allowed Caroline to experience work as a Passive Movement Therapist in a hospital for people with Motor Neurone Disease, building on previous experience working as a massage therapist for a hospice in London. Caroline left the ambulance service and joined St Christopher’s Hospice in 2021. She works in the community team, attending to those in their home to support with symptom control in the final months and days of life

Presented by Madeleine Juhrmann, Angela Vaughan, Fraser Watson, Associate Professor Mark Boughey & Caroline Phillips



100 minutes
15th Feb 2024
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