Dr Rene Krause

  1. Dr Krause is a Family Physician with a masters degree in Palliative Medicine and a postgraduate diploma in Health Professional education. She is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (University of Cape town) and convenor of the postgraduate diploma in Palliative Medicine. She assists in the 6th year lecturing and supervision during the rotation in Family Medicine. She also supervises Masters student in Palliative Medicine and supervises registrars of Family Medicine during their Palliative Medicine rotation. Clinically, Dr Krause has an honorary appointment at Groote Schuur hospital consulting in palliative care. In Groote Schuur Hospital she works alongside the oncology team doing combined ward rounds and consulting in palliative care across this 900-bed hospital. She is the principal investigator and coordinator in evaluating and introducing a palliative care course within the oncology registrar curriculum across 5 universities in South Africa.Dr Krause’s research interest is the strengthening and integration of Palliative Care practices in hospitals. Dr Krause is busy doing a PhD in the integration of palliative care in academic teaching hospitals within the Department of Family Medicine at UCT. Clinically, she works across the continuum of care from home, hospices and hospitals. She is situated in Family Medicine where the drive is to develop palliative care into all curriculums. Dr Krause works with the UCT cancer research initiative which ensures collaboration of cancer research from the lab, to the patient, to the home in low and middle-income countries.Dr Krause’s publication, presentations and external work:Publications
    1. Krause SR, van Rooyen FC, van Vuuren MVJ, Jenkins. L Non-compliance with treatment by epileptic patients at George Provincial Hospital. SA Fam Pract 2007:49(9) 14-18
    2. Andreas H. Diacon, M.D., Ph.D., Alexander Pym, M.D., Ph.D., Martin Grobusch, M.D., D.T.M.&H., Ramonde Patientia, M.D., Roxana Rustomjee, M.D., Ph.D., Liesl Page-Shipp, M.D., Christoffel Pistorius, M.D., Rene Krause, M.D., Mampedi Bogoshi, M.D., Gavin Churchyard, M.B., Ch.B., Amour Venter, Nat.Dip.Med.Tech.(Micro), Jenny Allen, B.Sc., Juan Carlos Palomino, Ph.D., Tine De Marez, Ph.D., Rolf P.G. van Heeswijk, Pharm.D., Ph.D.,Nacer Lounis, Ph.D., Paul Meyvisch, M.Sc., Johan Verbeeck, D.V.M., Ph.D., Wim Parys, M.D., Karel de Beule, Pharm.D., Koen Andries, D.V.M., Ph.D., and David F. Mc Neeley, M.D., M.P.H.T.M. The Diarylquinoline TMC207 for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. New England Journal of Medicine 360;23 2397-2405
    3. Rene Krause, Janet Stanford. Advances in pain control in palliative care. CME July 2011:29(7) 270-273
    4. Gwyther L, Krause R, Cupido C, Standford J, Grey H, Crede T, et al. The development of hospital-based palliative care services in public hospitals in the Western Cape, South Africa. S Afr. Med J. 2018; 108(2):86-8.
    5. Krause R, Parkes J, Gwyther L, Anderson D, Hartman N. Building a palliative care curriculum for oncologists. The Specialist Forum. 2018; 18 (4):42-3.
    6. Krause R, Palliative Care: an introduction; MIMs handbook of Oncology 2018
    7. Krause, R., Venter, M., & Cox, C. (2018). Palliative care in end-stage breast cancer. In J. Edge & I. Buccimazza (Eds.), Handbook for the management of breast cancer in a general hospital (pp. 89-101). South Africa: Van Schaick Publisher.
    8. Venter, M., & Krause, R. (2018). Communication skills in oncology palliative care. In J. Edge & I. Buccimazza (Eds.), Handbook for the management of breast cancer in a general hospital (pp. 83-87). South Africa: Van Schaick Publisher.
    9. Burger, H., Gwyther, L., Krause, R., Ratshikana-Moloko, M., & Hellenberg, D. J. S. S. A. M. J. (2018). Medical students’ perceptions on euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide: Are they fully informed? , 108(9), 705-705.
    10. Abdelbadee A, Abou-Taleb H, Abbas A, Ali S, Fakie N, Adams T, Krause, R. Road Map to Setting Up a Palliative Care Service in a Tertiary Center Gynecologic Oncology Unit in Egypt. American Society of Clinical Oncology; 2018.
    11. Krause, R. Palliative care in end-stage breast cancer.Edge J. Handbook for the management of breast cancer in general hospitals.Cape Town: Van Schaik’s; 2019. p.89-101


    1. Evaluating Palliative care program in the Oncology Curriculum: ESMO 2019
    2. Integrating Palliative Care into the Clinical Setting: Legal Palliative Care Meeting 2019
    3. Symptom management in Palliative Care: World Congress of Internal Medicine 2018
    4. Families in Palliative Care: SAAFP Congress Plenary 2018
    5. Palliative Care: Integrating Palliative Care: Cape Town Breast Symposium 2018
    6. Palliative Care: Building a Palliative Care Curriculum for Oncologists: ESMO 2018
    7. Palliative Care indicators for Lower-income countries: SPICT inaugural conference 2018
    8. Bowel Obstruction in advanced cancer: HPCA Symposium 2017
    9. End of Life Care: HPCA symposium 2017
    10. Assisted in a communication skills workshop: SASCRO 2017
    11. Pain Control in Africa: ESMO Feb 2017
    12. Poster Presentation: Training needs for Oncology Registrars: APCA 2016
    13. The management of cancer pain: Pain Congress: 2016
    14. The management of breast cancer along the continuum of care: GP conference 2017


    1. Serve on the national task team for Palliative Care Drug Availability
    2. Serve on the national task team for Palliative Care Education
    3. Chaired the Council of Medical Schemes task team on minimum prescribed benefits for palliative care patients (2017).
    4. Serve on the Council of Medical Schemes task team on benefits for gynie-oncology patients (2017)
    5. External lecturer and examiner for the University of Stellenbosch undergraduate Palliative Care module.