Charlie Corke

Charlie Corke is one of Australia’s Australia‘s leading Intensive Care Specialists and is currently President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand. He undertook medical training at St Bartholomew’s hospital in London before completing advanced training as a physician. He then trained as an anaesthesist. Finally he completed a third specialty program and commenced a career in intensive care. After working in Hong Kong, Charlie came to Australia, initially as Director of Intensive Care at the Repatriation Hospital in Melbourne. In 1991 he moved to become Director of Intensive Care in Geelong. In 2008 he stepped down as Director but continued in a specialist role while continuing his diverse medical interests. Charlie is regional clinical lead for the Advance Care Planning program and is the originator of the MyValues approach to advance care planning. Charlie lectures widely on medical communication and end-of-life decision-making and was featured on the ABC in the film In the End and is a regular contributor to radio. He has written Letting Go to help understanding of the complexities associated with end-of-life decision-making. He describes it as 'a stat nav for for the bumpy bit at the end'.