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Cranlana Confidential – Dr Ranjana Srivastava – Wednesday 20 May


Cranlana Confidential is one of the opportunities we’re creating for our alumni to continue to draw on each other’s experience.  This online program is a series of 60 minute conversations, offering an opportunity for you to engage with a prominent alumnus from your own sector, or one you’re interested in.  Our Lead Moderator, Peter Mares, will start the session with a one-on-one interview discussing the guest’s experience of trying to lead their organisation ethically and effectively, before segueing to a group conversation.

Capped at 20 participants, and conducted under the strictest confidentiality, this is your opportunity to talk frankly with leaders in your field, and engage in in-depth, meaningful discussion with your peers.

Exclusive to Cranlana alumni, these sessions are rare chances to share experiences with professional colleagues who can act as a sounding board, feeding into your thinking and actions on important issues.

Dr Ranjana Srivastava OAM, is an internationally renowned oncologist, Fulbright scholar, and healthcare authority, with particular expertise in ethics and doctor-patient communication. Ranjana is also an award-winning author and broadcaster. She contributes a regular column to The Guardian, presents health issues on ABC TV and ABC Radio Melbourne and has written several award-winning books, including Tell Me the Truth: Conversations with My Patients about Life and Death; Dying for a Chat: The Communication Breakdown between Doctors and Patients and most recently, A Better Death: Conversations about the Art of Living and Dying Well. 

Ranjana is the recent recipient of a second Fulbright award to study public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Ranjana will discuss the pragmatic and ethical challenges facing health professionals during the pandemic with particular emphasis on maintaining dignity, autonomy and clear communication with patients and the role of family members as advocates when medical systems and staff are under intense strain.

Exclusive to alumni


20 May 2020