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A Good Life to the End
With Ken Hillman
Ken Hillman (Professor of Intensive Care at UNSW) will talk about his new publication, A Good Life to the End. Professor Hillman is a passionate advocate of improving the management of the dying patient in acute hospitals. This book asks why so many elderly people linger in pain and confusion in ICU when often, all they want is to manage their passing at home in peace, surrounded by their loved ones.
Professor Hillman has worked in intensive care since its inception. But he is appalled by the way the ICU has become a place where the frail, soon-to-die and dying are given unnecessary operations and life-prolonging treatments without their wishes being taken into account. Join us for this important discussion.