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What has happened to clinical leadership in futile care discussions?

Mathew Piercy and Graeme Duke
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (6): 348-349.
Published online: 15 September 2008

To the Editor: In the 7 April issue of the Journal, Murphy encouraged the medical profession to be more proactive about discussing end-of-life care options with family members (or next of kin) with a view to withholding care that may be considered futile by the clinical team.1

  • Mathew Piercy1
  • Graeme Duke2

  • 1 Goulburn Valley Health, Shepparton, VIC.
  • 2 Northern Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.


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