“Vulnerable people – the elderly, lonely, sick or distressed – would feel pressure, whether real or imagined, to request early death.” British House of Lords The Legal and Social Issues Committee of the Victorian Parliament has handed down its report into end-of-life choices in Victoria. The extensive report makes some valuable comments and recommendations in respect to improvement in palliative care. Inga Peulich, left, and Daniel Mulino It acknowledges that access to palliative care is patchy, is overburdened and needs improvement. In a country rated recently as second in an international table for end-of-life care, it still remains that the availability of such care is more closely related to postcode than it is to need. The committee heard from many individuals whose family members had passed away in circumstances…
Australian states bear the responsibility for healthcare and education matters.
We need to rethink the trajectory of pedagogy in Australia, and provide far better formation for young minds.
We also need to keep an eye on evolving healthcare policies, particularly regarding bioethical issues.
Read on for suggested policies and methods.