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), Medical Student, International Medical Graduate, Overseas Trained Doctor

 

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

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