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Review shows elderly subjected to futile end-of-life treatment

More than a third of elderly patients hospitalised at the end of their life received invasive and potentially harmful medical treatments, showed the largest international systematic review of the issue published on Monday. The review of 38 studies from ten countries found widespread use of...

Cory Taylor speaks to Richard Fidler before she dies

By the time Cory Taylor's skin cancer was detected in 2005, the disease was so advanced there was no hope she would survive it. In later years, Cory has made facing death her project; and come to find it fascinating....

Desperate hyperbole from opponents of VAD

Last week, Alex Schadenberg wrote—and Paul Russe—another nonsense article, this time about medical associations going neutral on assisted dying. They opine that there is no such thing as neutrality. And start out by getting their facts wrong...

Gillian Mears, author and VAD advocate dies 

The literary world is mourning the death of award-winning Australian author Gillian Mears, who has died aged 51. Mears died on her family's property near Grafton earlier in the week. She had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 17 years ago....

Vale John Hogan

Our dear friend John died at home in the early hours of Friday 4 December after a five year battle with bowel cancer. At his side was his loving wife, Jessie Edney, and his adult step-son Philip Edney. His final hours were not peaceful and...