With euthanasia being such a divisive issue in Australia, and South Australia debating new Euthanasia legislation, we sometimes forget that at the very crux of this issue are suffering patients – real people with real pain.
Those on the front line of legally relieving the pain for these patients
are the doctors and nurses in palliative care units.
Is this pain relief blurring the lines between patient care and euthanasia? Or is it just ensuring the final stages of a patient’s life are as comfortable as possible?
To discuss this, Tim Brunero spoke to Emeritus Professor Eric Cassell, whose field of medicine has come from such institutions as Cornell University, McGill University, and the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
- RT @davidheth: For those in the City of Churches: I'll be on @radioadelaide in a few minutes talking about #Medicare payments outsourcing #… 1 day ago
- Good Morning Adelaide, coming up...privatising Medicare, innovative technology and we talk the 8th Anniversary of National Apology Day. 1 day ago
- Vonda Last is in studio warming up to play her best Indigenous music. 2 days ago
- After the news we will be hearing about Young South Australian of the Year, Arman Abrahimzadeh, about his domestic violence foundation. 2 days ago
- The Electoral Commission is undergoing a review and Dr Rob Manwaring is up next to fill you in. 2 days ago