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My name is Jonathan Ramachenderan and I am a Specialised Generalist.
I live in beautiful Albany in Western Australia and work as a Palliative Care Senior Medical Practitioner and GP Anaesthetist.
My work is diverse but mostly concentrated within the Hospital – Albany Health Campus and our region.
I work for the Great Southern Palliative Care Service primarily and spend 1-2 days a week working as a GP Anaesthetist at Albany Health Campus, Albany Day Hospital and Katanning District Hospital.
I have the perfect balance of fast and slow medicine, acute and chronic disease, thoughtful and reflective practice and interesting and diverse weeks!!
Interests and areas of expertise
One of my areas of interest in the management of Acute and Chronic Pain – both cancer and non-cancer pain. I am also very interested in the interface of Palliative Medicine and acute care, namely Anaesthesia.
I am also interested in self-care and spirituality as it relates to health care. I have presented regularly and written on the importance of self-care as health professionals. I am also involved in Junior Doctor Wellbeing at Albany Health Campus and am training to become a Spirituality in Medicine Course instructor.
Finally I love writing! Whether it writing scientific publications or writing on my blog, my great interest is reflecting on the practice of medicine and being a dad and husband and providing my perspective to the world!
FRACGP (Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) 2014
MBBS – University of Sydney 2006
BSc (Human Biology) – Curtin University of Technology 2002
Clinical Diploma of Palliative Medicine 2018
GAICD – Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors 2017
Diploma of Dermatology – Australian Institute of Dermatology 2015
JCCA– Joint Consultative Committee Endorsement in Anaesthesia 2012
Board member – Oceans Church July 2014-present
Non Executive Director – Western Australia General Practice Education & Training (WAGPET) November 2016 – present
Vice Chair – Albany Community Hospice, November 2017 – present
Mills, Jason. Ramachenderan, J. Chapman, M. Greenland R. Agar, M. Prioritising workforce wellbeing and resilience: What COVID-19 is reminding us about self-care and staff support. Palliative Medicine. July 2020
Ramachenderan J, Auret K. Assessment of pain in advanced cancer: first steps in successful pain management. Pain Medicine Today 2020; 7(1) 60-65
Ramachenderan J, Auret K. The Challenge of Perioperative Advance Care Planning. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2019 September 58 (3) 538-42
Ramachenderan J, Bradford J, Mclean M. Maternal Obesity and pregnancy complications: a review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2008 Jun;48(3):228-35.
Ramachenderan J, Muir JM. Rash in the returned traveller. Australian Family Physician 2012 November 41(11) 891-892
Visser E, Ramachenderan J, Davies S, Parsons R. Chronic Widespread Pain Drawn on a Body Diagram is a Screening Tool for Increased Pain Sensitization, Psycho-Social Load, and Utilization of Pain Management Strategies. Pain Practice. 2016 January Volume 16(1) 31-37