intensive care

End of Life

One third of patients near the end of their life received non-beneficial treatments in hospitals around the world. These included initiating chemotherapy and providing emergency surgery, write Magnolia Cardona-Morrell and Ken Hilman

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Our health system is geared towards saving lives – even when the person being revived might not want to live, writes Kenneth Hillman. 

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The speciality of intensive care has a responsibility to begin a discussion about the limitations of modern medicine and the inevitability of ageing and dying, writes Kenneth Hillman.