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Bruce Rumbold

Bruce Rumbold holds postgraduate qualifications in physics, pastoral care and health social science, and has published in all three fields. His longstanding interest in palliative care began with doctoral work in England in the midseventies, and has continued throughout palliative care's period of development in Australia. The public health approaches developed by the La Trobe University Palliative Care Unit, now gaining increasing international recognition, incorporate social and spiritual dimensions of care and thus have a particular resonance with his interests. The Unit works collaboratively with health and community services and other academic programs in a number of community capacity building projects on end of life care.