Choices at End of Life

Recent media coverage and lecture

No, most people aren't in severe pain when they die. The Conversation. 11 December 2017.


Euthanasia: It's not just about unbearable pain, it's about self determination, expert says. ABC News. 3 December 2017.


Professor Kathy Eagar — 'Has the debate about assisted dying got it wrong?' Interview on ABC AM with Elizabeth Jackson. 

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


2017 Professor Alan Owen Lecture — Choices at end of life: palliative care, euthanasia and other end of life decisions

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



Professor Kathy Eagar — Interview on palliative care and euthanasia. ABC Radio National, Health Report with Norman Swan. 20 November 2017.

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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Professor Kathy Eagar — Interview on 'Choices at end of life: palliative care, euthanasia and other end of life decisions'. ABC Radio Illawarra, Breakfast with Melinda James. 20 November 2017.

Duration: 6min 21sec
Broadcast: Monday 20 November 2017

Last reviewed: 11 December, 2017


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