Too many people dying in pain

August 12, 2013

The intensity of feeling about end of life issues is growing among the community, particularly the older generation who have experienced the deaths of their parents – often traumatically so – and are very clear in their desire to avoid a similar fate.

The recent Council On The Ageing NSW forum on dying was booked out well before the day, and as Adele Horin writes on her blog Coming Of Age, they were very clear about their desire to have more choice and control when it comes to end of life issues.

Adele writes about a recent survey that COTA conducted about dying, and how the responses were overwhelming tinged with anger about the inadequacies of modern medicine. Read more here.


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