Dr Amanda Landers was born and bred in rural Waikato. However, after finishing high school in Australia, she returned to the South Island to begin her studies at the University of Otago.
The Deep South is where her passion for palliative care began as a house surgeon. She enjoys talking with patients/whānau facing life-limiting illness, helping them to plan and prepare for the future and making sure symptoms are well-managed. She has worked in Wellington and Darwin, Australia, in some extremely remote environments.
Amanda is currently a community palliative care physician working in the Canterbury region. She also supports the West Coast and is always looking for ways to collaborate with other neighbouring regions. She is a senior clinical lecturer with the Otago Medical School and loves to teach others about palliative care. In 2020 she will be embarking on a Ph.D. looking at end-stage COPD and the model of care.
Physiology Of Dying
What happens in the dying body? Are we confident in diagnosing death? What is normal and what is not? This session will help you to understand the signs and symptoms of active dying, how to make decisions at the end of life, what to say to families/whanau, what interventions will work and why many will not…