palliative care


A UNSW Sydney study calls for a reorganisation of health care priorities that focus on quality of life rather than prolonging the life of older people with terminal illnesses.

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


The only thing surer than death and taxes is attacks on death. Alex Broom and Emma Kirby survey the polemics and platitudes of the assisted dying debate.