Talks and Presentations
: The first episode of the RACP’s CPD podcast Pomegranate, explores the challenges doctors face in end-of-life decision making. Made by, and for, physicians, the peer-reviewed program features Fellows from across specialities and divisions speaking on issues that matter to them.
Professor Hal Swerissen Visiting Fellow, Grattan Institute, Dying in Australia.
Deeble Institute Workshop: End of Life Care 13 April 2016
Flannery L, Ramjan LM, Peters K. End-of-life decisions in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) - Exploring the experiences of ICU nurses and doctors - A critical literature review. Aust Crit Care. 2015 Sep 18. pii: S1036-7314(15)00079-X. [Epub ahead of print]
Hewison A, Lord L, Bailey C. "It's been quite a challenge": redesigning end-of-life care in acute hospitals.
Palliat Support Care. 2015 Jun;13(3):609-18. doi: 10.1017/S1478951514000170. Epub 2014 Apr 28.
McCourt R, James Power J, Glackin M. General nurses' experiences of end-of-life care in the acute hospital setting: a literature review.
Int J Palliat Nurs. 2013 Oct;19(10):510-6.
Pringle J, Johnston B, Buchanan D. Dignity and patient-centred care for people with palliative care needs in the acute hospital setting: A systematic review.
Palliat Med. 2015 Sep;29(8):675-94. doi: 10.1177/0269216315575681. Epub 2015 Mar 23. Review.
Virdun C, Luckett T, Davidson PM, Phillips J. Dying in the hospital setting: A systematic review of quantitative studies identifying the elements of end-of-life care that patients and their families rank as being most important.
Palliat Med. 2015 Oct;29(9):774-96. doi: 10.1177/0269216315583032. Epub 2015 Apr 28.
Visser M, Deliens L, Houttekier D. Physician-related barriers to communication and patient- and family-centred decision-making towards the end of life in intensive care: a systematic review.
Crit Care. 2014 Nov 18;18(6):604. doi: 10.1186/s13054-014-0604-z.
Swerissen H, Duckett SJ. What can we do to help Australians die the way they want to?
Med J Aust. 2015 Jan 19;202(1):10-1. doi:10.5694/mja14.01580
Blinderman CD, Billings JA. Comfort care for patients dying in the Hospital.
N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 24;373(26):2549-61. doi: 10.1056/NEJMra1411746
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). National Consensus Statement: essential elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care (1.74MB pdf).
Sydney: ACSQHC, 2015.
Conry MC, Humphries N, Morgan K, McGowan Y, Montgomery A, Vedhara K, et al. A 10 year (2000-2010) systematic review of interventions to improve quality of care in hospitals.
BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Aug 24;12:275. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-275.
Emergency Care Institute. End-of-Life Care in the Emergency Department [Internet].
2015 [updated 2015 Dec 18; cited 2016 May 20].
Last updated 5 April 2017