Karyn Bycroft NP

Paediatric Palliative Care

Karyn is a nurse practitioner with the paediatric palliative care service based at Starship Child Health. She has been instrumental in the development of this service and paediatric palliative care nationally through regional and national working groups including a member of the National Paediatric Palliative Care Clinical Reference Group (joint appointment with Paediatric Society and Ministry of Health), National Governance for Adolescent and Young Adults Cancer Network Aotearoa and previously on the Palliative Care Council of NZ (advisory role to Minister of Health). Karyn is on the international faculty for Education in Palliative and End of Life Care (EPEC) – paediatric and also runs a post graduate paper on Palliative care for Infants, children and adolescents at the University of Auckland. She is passionate about supporting clinicians, nurses in particular, in the challenges of providing palliative care in a range of settings.

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