What can we do to help Australians die the way they want to?

Description

Australians are not dying as they would wish. Surveys consistently show that between 60% and 70% of Australians would prefer to die at home, and that residential care facilities are their least preferred options.1

Dignity, control, and privacy are important for a good death. Choice over who will be present, where people will die and what services they will get matters.

 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Initiate an end-of-life conversation with patients and encourage to plan and prepare for their own death and reflect on what is needed for good end-of-life care
  2. Consider how a different service mix could better meet end-of-life care needs for little additional cost

 

Medical Audience
GP, GP Registrar, Specialist, Doctors in Training (DIT), Junior Doctor, Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor

 

Medical Journal of Australia
N/A
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
0h : 30m
MBA: 0h : 30m
ACRRM - Fellow: 0.5 pts
ACRRM - Non Fellow: 0.5 pts
RACGP: 1 pt
Palliative Care

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