Engaging with uncomfortable dialogue – Demystifying palliative care

Like many of you I was glued to Q&A last night.  The topic was “Facing Death”
and the discussion pivoted around the panel’s view around the right or otherwise of Australians to have access to euthanasia.

Needless to say the twittersphere was running hot,  but clear to a number of commentators was that many were poorly informed about the topics at hand.  From my perspective one of the most concerning issues was a lack of understanding about what palliative care is and assumptions that it is on some level the same as euthanasia.

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