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From Palliative Care Australia Palliative Matters Stories about living, dying and Palliative Care

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  1. One third of elderly patients receive futile treatment before they die

    29 June 2016

    Worldwide, more than one-third of elderly patients receive invasive and potentially harmful hospital treatment during their last six months of life, potentially preventing a comfortable death and prolonging suffering rather than survival.

  2. Master of nurturing the soul, Dr David Brumley achieves OAM

    29 June 2016

    Equipped with communication skills that nurture the soul, Dr David Brumley has an extraordinary ability to make people feel valued. He was recently awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Palliative Matters speaks to his colleagues to explore why he is so widely adored.

  3. New medication list for GPs supporting people who wish to die at home

    13 October 2015

    General practitioners wishing to achieve optimum symptom control for terminally ill patients who choose to die at home can access a new medication list to assist their decision making.

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