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Megan Best, PhD, MAAE

Megan Best, PhD, MAAE

Guest Contributor
Associate Fellow

Dr. Megan Best, PhD, MAAE, BMed(Hons) is a Researcher at the Institute of Ethics & Society at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and an honorary Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. She has over 30 years of experience in palliative care and medical ethics teaching, research and practice. She has taught medical ethics at tertiary level since 2001 and is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute for Ethics and Society at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Her research has focused on palliative care, spirituality in healthcare, whole person care and psycho-oncology. Her research on the spiritual care of patients has influenced the development of training for healthcare professionals internationally. She is the board chair of ethicentre, as well as the Executive for the Spiritual Care Taskforce of the European Association for Palliative Care; on the board for the Anglican Defence Force; and a member of the international Joint Research Council for chaplaincy. Throughout her career she has engaged with evidence-based health policy development, making important contributions to palliative care strategy and health legislation in Australia. She belongs to St Marks Anglican Church in Darling Point, Sydney.

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