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Diagnosing Dying

To ensure patients and families receive appropriate end-of-life, the diagnosis of dying needs to be considered.

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CareSearch - Recognising Dying

Evidence-based information and resources on recognising when a patient is dying, collated by CareSearch.

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Diagnosing Dying

This podcast for health professionals considers the factors contributing to the tendency to avoid diagnosing impending death. Strategies to address this include changes in education, models of care, use of care pathways and change in the place of death. Duration 12 minutes.

Dr David Brumley is a now a consulting Palliative Care Physician having worked for many years in this field in the Ballarat region.