Tony Ryan

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Podcasts and Study Guides

This webpage contains a summary of all twelve programs in this series, along with links to podcasts and study guides. Missing podcasts will be added as soon as possible.

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Cancer patients and exercise

On behalf of Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), A/Professor Prue Cormie (Australian Catholic University in Melbourne) has forwarded to me a copy of a consensus…

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Difficult Conversations

End of life care almost invariably involves conversations with the potential to distress patient and family. There is much opinion expressed in hospice and palliative…

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College Archives Project

In 2002, and at the request of the National Council of the Australian College of Educators, Tony Ryan undertook the major task of reviewing College records from around Australia,..

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When Words Fail Us

Ours is now a culture enamoured of social media, email, SMS messaging, chat rooms and all the gadgets of new era communication. We exchange words like never before…

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Life Tipped Upside Down

Parents and health professionals caring for dying children have frequently commented that, when a child dies the proper order of things is somehow tipped upside-down:

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So what is a good death?

The prime focus of In Search of a Good Death is palliative care, comfort and meaning at life’s end. It has been said that we live in a death-denying society. As one of…