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About the webinar

Dr Lana Ferguson
FRACP, FAChPM Palliative Medicine Physician

Dr Lana Ferguson is a palliative medicine physician in Hamilton, working across Hospice  Waikato and Waikato Hospital sites. Lana has an interest in inpatient palliative medicine and complex pain management. Lana has a strong interest in promoting palliative medicine as a specialty, improving the access to high quality palliative care for all patients and advancing the options available for managing complex symptomatology. Her current research interests are in the management of complex cancer pain and refractory symptom management. 

Topics will include:

Palliative sedation therapy


  • Definitions, indications and process with case examples and review of
    relevant evidence.
  • Medications used for palliative sedation therapy will be outlined
  • Brief discussion on the use of dexmedetomidine, including potential role
    in palliative medicine, practical overview and review of protocols/guidelines