Making sure people with dementia have the death they want

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You’ve heard the controversial euthanasia debate, but what happens when it isn’t the law stopping people from making decisions about their death?

National Palliative Care Week aims to raise awareness and garner support for palliative care in the Australian community. But patients with dementia require a different type of care, as they may not be able to communicate or understand their choices.

A panel at the University of Technology, Sydney discussed what these patients and their families can do to ensure their wishes are granted.

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Monday, May 23 2016
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Featured in storyImelda Gilmore - Dementia Advocate at Alzheimer's Australia NSWDeborah Parker - Professor of Nursing and Director Centre for Applied Nursing Research, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney UniversityDimity Pond - Professor in General Practice School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

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