Dr Yvonne Mary Bray



  • Lecturer, academic co-ordinator

Areas of expertise

  • Palliative Care education
  • Cultural awareness, sensitivity and safety in practice

Research | Current

Research interests

  • Families in palliative care
  • Quality of dying for patients in life threatening illness
  • Palliative care education
  • Cultural awareness
  • Spirituality and suffering in palliative care

Teaching | Current

POPLHLTH 746 Ethics Culture and Societal Approaches to Death

            Lecturer and academic co-ordinator.  

Teaching includes:

  • The ‘Good’ Death’ (recorded lecture)
  • The Good Death - how well are we doing?
  • Family carers: education and support in palliative care
  • Workforce development in palliative care
  • What is culturally appropriate palliative care?
  • Facilitate e-discussion on ‘Advocacy’ and ‘Social Exclusion’
  • The experience of dying away from country of birth


POPLPRAC 720 Psychosocial Issues in Palliative Care

            Lecturer and academic co-ordinator.

Lectures included:

  • Families in palliative care
  • Spirituality and the palliative care provider (a Discussion)
  • Migrants and dying away from birth country
  • Journaling in Palliative Care


POPLPRAC 722 Clinical Symptom Management in Palliative Care

            Co-ordinate and assist with facilitation of this course, marking moderation and maintaining updates in content on Canvas.

POPLPRAC 723 Advanced Symptom Management in Palliative Care 2

            Co-ordinate and assist with facilitation of this course, marking moderation and maintaining updates in content on Canvas. Recorded lectures for Canvas and created a  foundations’ quiz.


POPLPRAC 724 Child and Adolescent Palliative Care

Co-present this course with the Starship Palliative Care team. I converted course material to on-line presentation on Canvas. I manage assignment marking and facilitation of discussion topics on Canvas e-discussion.


2013 and 2014

NURS 730 Knowledge/Science in Specialty Nursing (Palliative Care)

            Involved in teaching and curriculum design for this course run through the School of Nursing.

Areas of expertise

Palliative Care

Migrant and ethnic cultural care

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Bray, Y. M. (2017). The experience of spiritual pain for dying migrants away from birth country. EPAC Blog: The Blog of the European Association of Palliative Care Related URL.
  • Bray, Y. M. (2016). The Migrant experience of dying away from country of birth. Paper presented at 22nd Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Conference, The Langham, Auckland. 14 September - 16 September 2016. Spirituality. Related URL.
  • Bray, Y., Goodyear-Smith, F., & Gott, M. (2015). Transnationals' experience of dying in their adopted country: a systematic review. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18 (1), 76-81. 10.1089/jpm.2014.0044
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25477
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Merryn Gott, Felicity Goodyear-Smith
  • Bray, Y. (2013). Palliative care: what happens at the end?. Paper presented at 5th Annual Elder Law for the Health Sector, Auckland, New Zealand. 18 February - 19 February 2013. Related URL.
  • Bray, Y. M., & Goodyear-Smith, F. (2013). Patient and family perceptions of hospice services: "I knew they weren’t like hospitals”. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5 (3), 206-213. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Felicity Goodyear-Smith
  • Duke, M., Volrathongchai, K., Zain, S. R. D. M., Poon, E., & Bray, Y. M. (2013). Re-energizing Nursing: Taking Client Care to the Next Level. Paper presented at 1st UCSI University Nursing Conference, University College sedaya International, Malaysia. 25 October - 26 October 2013. Nursing Dilemma: The Missing 6 Cs. Related URL.
  • Sankaran, V., & Bray, Y. M. (2010). Palliative Care for Newborn Infants: The current scene in New Zealand and the way forward. Sites: New Series, 7 (2).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14707
  • Bray, Y. M. (2008). Family Carers and Public Education In Palliative Care. 1-40. Department of Internal Affairs.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/16881


Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 3, Room 3010
New Zealand

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