Featured Media Appearances
One Plus One
A candid interview discussing Ranjana’s life experiences and how it has informed her approach to patient care and living well.
Every day in Australia 360 people learn they have cancer. It goes without saying it's a very stressful time. Stress as a cause of cancer has not been convincingly proven but recently researchers have been looking at how stress drives the spread of an existing cancer from the original tumour.
The Conversation hour
774 ABC Radio Melbourne
25th July 2019
For this talkback forum on dying well Jon Faine is joined in the studio by Dr Ranjana Srivastava and Dr Heather Tan.
Ranjana is an oncologist, writer, and broadcaster. Her latest book is A Better Death: Conversations about the art of living and dying well.
Heather is manager of education and research at the Spiritual Health Association.
THE WHEELER CENTRE
There's much to celebrate in the history of Australian medicine and medical care – from the famous breakthrough in penicillin to the development of the Gardasil vaccine. Our Medicare model is the envy of many countries.
But have we become complacent? What are the pre-existing and emerging gaps in our system? And how might we adapt our healthcare and research models in line with changes in demography and technology?
In this Fifth Estate discussion, Gustav Nossal and Ranjana Srivastava join Sally Warhaft for a long, hard look at Australian healthcare today. Where do we need to direct our investment? Join us for a conversation about who’s getting adequate care, who’s missing out and what we can learn from care and research models overseas.
The art of Medicine
Fulbright TEDx Talk Melbourne
14th September 2017
What I learnt from my experience is that while the technical things matter, what matters most of all is the art of medicine. Ranjana Srivastava is an oncologist, award-winning author and columnist for The Guardian. She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her work on doctor-patient communication.