PALLIATIVE CARE SPECIALIST
DR GILLIAN ROTHWELL
MBBS FRACGP FAChPM, Grad Dip Pall Med
Dr Rothwell graduated from Sydney University in 1980. She spent her intern and resident years at Royal North Shore Hospital, before moving to Victoria where she completed two further years at Dandenong and District Hospital.
Dr Rothwell then worked in part-time rural general practice in West Gippsland whilst her family were young, gaining the FRACGP in 1990. After a return to Sydney in 1995, Gill became more involved in palliative care work, initially at Lottie Stewart Hospital whilst gaining a Grad Dip Pall Med (Melb Uni) in 1999 and FAChPM in 2000.
She also pursued her interest in sports medicine and was awarded a MSpMed (NSW Uni) in 2000.
Gill is now working as a palliative care specialist, whilst still maintaining a half day each week in cardiac rehabilitation at Sydney Adventist Hospital. She is an active Visiting Medical Officer at Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr Rothwell is a member of ANZSPM, GPNN and a member of the ethics committee and clinical review committee at Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Gill has a special interest in wholistic care of the patient, ethics in palliative care and the education of patients, the community and other health personnel on the scope of palliative care.
- Wholistic Care
- Ethics in Palliative Care
- Palliative Care Education of Patients, Community and Health Personnel
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