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Death’s ethical dimension

We are more likely to pass away in hospital, among strangers, than at home surrounded by our own, which places nurses in a new ethical position.  Traditionally, before we entered the modern era of nursing, a large portion of people ...

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Push for advanced care plan law

There is growing pressure for a nationally consistent approach to end-of-life planning to protect patients, families and healthcare workers, reports Darragh O Keeffe. Delivering advanced care planning (ACP) to every aged care facility in Australia would save about $330 million ...

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Awareness of advance care planning remains low

Survey finds many Australians fear their final wishes may be ignored by their relatives or health professional. More than one-third of Australians believe their relatives may ignore their wishes near the end of their life. A survey of 1,000 Australians ...

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