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Health researchers say the debate about euthanasia has been too limited, focussing on pain, and that the narrow scope of the discussion won't help the people who most want access to assisted dying.
So, has the debate so far got it wrong?
Professor Kathy Eagar, executive director of the Palliative Care Outcomes Collaboration and director of the Australian Health Services Research Institute joins the program to discuss.
Duration: 6min 34sec
Broadcast: Saturday 2 December 2017, 8:18am
Speaker - Senior Professor Kathy Eagar, Director, Australian Health Services Research Institute
24 November 2017, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong
Professor Eagar's discussion commences at 10min 18sec
The euthanasia debate has brought palliative care into the spotlight with it — with advocates arguing that despite best intentions, palliative care fails to adequately provide comfortable end-of-life services for some of its patients.
But Professor Kathy Eagar says that argument doesn't reflect the reality — and the data — of palliative care in Australia.
Duration: 7min 13sec
Broadcast: Monday 20 November 2017, 5:48pm
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Duration: 6min 21sec
Broadcast: Monday 20 November 2017