UTS Library

Launch - Palliative Care Collection Donation


UTS Library has been the beneficiary of a comprehensive collection of palliative care textbooks very generously donated by Dr. Roger Woodruff.

As a member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA), Dr. Woodruff convened the first interdisciplinary meeting on palliative care held in Australia in 1989, 'Palliative Care for the 1990s'. He was a member of the committee that established the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) and was the founding Chairman of the Palliative Care Group of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA). He was admitted to the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM) and served as a member of the Specialist Advisory Committee for Training in Palliative Medicine of the RACP.

Dr. Woodruff's donation has filled a gap in the University's library and ensures that UTS now has one of the world's best collection of palliative care texts. Postgraduate students in the Faculty of Health will soon be able to enrol in a suite of programs focussed on different areas of palliative care. Dr. Woodruff's gift has provided a strong foundation for the Library's palliative care collection, which will be developed to support future programs.

Join us during National Palliative Care Week in launching the Palliative Care Collection with guest speaker Professor Jane Phillips.

1:30pm - 2:30pm, Tuesday 23 May
Level 2 – Events Space
UTS Library
Refreshments will be served

UTS values the access to this extensive collection which supports the future learning and research of UTS students and academics, who will impact future palliative care outcomes in the community.

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