Difficult but necessary conversations — the case for advance care planning

Ian A Scott, Geoffrey K Mitchell, Elizabeth J Reymond and Michael P Daly
Med J Aust 2013; 199 (10): 662-666. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10158


  • Ian A Scott1
  • Geoffrey K Mitchell2
  • Elizabeth J Reymond3
  • Michael P Daly3

  • 1 Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 3 Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, QLD.


Ian Scott and Geoffrey Mitchell are chief investigators of the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Quality and Safety in Integrated Primary/Secondary Care, which sponsored their work (NHMRC grant 1001157).

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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