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Public confused in euthanasia debate: AMA

The President of the Australian Medical Association’s WA branch has questioned whether there is a high level of community support for doctor-assisted euthanasia. Orthopaedic surgeon Omar Khorshid told a parliamentary inquiry in Perth that questions in surveys and polls could ...

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New palliative care resource

LASA has launched new palliative care training materials for care providers, staff, carers and families. The Making Choices for Life resource materials includes videos and fact sheets on facilitating a “person-centred” approach to palliative care. Topics covered range from advance ...

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Home care reforms: one year review

As Australia marks one year since the introduction of the Increasing Choice in Home Care (ICHC) reforms, LASA says it’s time to take of stock of what has and hasn’t been achieved. Chief executive Sean Rooney said the experiences of consumers, providers ...

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Oakden inquiry details maladministration

An inquiry into Adelaide’s failed Oakden nursing home has made findings of maladministration against five people but cleared former health minister Jack Snelling and former mental health minister Leesa Vlahos. Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Bruce Lander’s inquiry followed a report ...

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WA parliament euthanasia inquiry resumes

A West Australian parliamentary inquiry into end of life choices is set to resume this week, reigniting the divisive voluntary euthanasia debate. The Joint Select Committee inquiry is due to hear from CarersWA and Doctors for Assisted Dying Choice today. The ...

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