Advance care planning and end-of-life care

William Silvester and Karen Detering
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10913
Published online: 17 October 2011

It is never too late, or too early, to listen to patients about what they want

How people die remains in the memories of those who live on.

  • Austin Health, Melbourne, VIC.

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