If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, how do you plan for the best death possible?
Dr Sarah Winch is the CEO of the not-for-profit organisation Health Ethics Australia, and Head of the Discipline of Medical Ethics, Law and Professionalism in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She is a registered nurse and health care ethicist with 30 years of experience in the management, research and education in end-of-life matters. She teaches ethics and law to medical students, conducts research on end-of-life and medical decision making, and consults widely to the community and healthcare professionals on ethics at end of life, resource allocation and improving the ethical culture of healthcare workplaces. Sarah designed and developed the clinical ethics cafU as a model for facilitating ethical decision making and compassionate care; responding regularly to conduct cafUs nationally and internationally. She published Best Death Possible- A Guide to Dying in Australia in 2013 and is committed to improving death literacy among Australians.
'In my decades as a medical practitioner, I have come to know that while death is inevitable, few people understand how to approach the physical, emotional and spiritual experience of dying. The Best Death is a practical and valuable resource for people who are facing the final challenge of their lives.' Professor Kerryn Phelps AM