"Writing and Speaking from personal experience Lorraine's discussions regarding pain management and symptom control provide an invaluable tool for the reader, as well as her insight into chemotherapy, palliative care and the benefits of dying at home." (Silver Chain Nursing Assoc.)
"Coping with the realisation that you are sharing the last days of someone dear to you requires immense grit and strength. While describing the total dedication she invested in the care of her husband, Lorraine also emphasises that the caregiver owes it to him/herself not to neglect their own health, feelings and well being." (Debra Mooney, PhD Faculty of Nursing and Science, Griffith University)
"Having heard Lorraine in 2004 at the launch of her wonderful book ‘Lean on Me – the emotional journey of the carer’, I already knew that Lorraine could write a fine book, and had also penned some wonderful poetry.
Now we can add ‘Inspirational Speaker’ to that portfolio. As the Co-ordinator of the Silver Chain Hospice Volunteer service, my colleague from Palliative Care Unit, Hollywood Private Hospital and I engaged Lorraine’s services as a presenter at a recent education forum for over 60 volunteers.
Her presentation was one of the day’s highlights, deeply moving and thought provoking to all present. We not only applaud Lorraine’s personal strength and courage, but commend her natural and unaffected style of presentation, personal warmth and ability to mingle with an audience." (Phil Stanwell, Silver Chain)