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PROFESSOR KEN HILLMAN AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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98 Oxford Street

Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

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Ken Hillman, Professor of intensive Care at the University of New South Wales will be discussing his latest book '"Good life to the End' with our resident interviewer Jayne Anderson. There will also be time at the end for questions from the audience. The event is free, however as space is limited bookings are essential.

In his book Professor Hillman asks why so many elderly people linger in pain and confusion in ICU when all they want is to die at home in peace and with their loved ones. A crucial and timely rallying cry against unnecessary suffering and for humanity and gentle acceptance at the end of our lives.

A huge majority of people at the end of their lives want to die at home, but only a small number manage to do this. This vital book asks why.

Many of us have experienced an elderly loved one coming to the end of their life in a hospital - over-treated, infantilised and, worst of all, facing a death without dignity. Families are being herded into making decisions that are not to the benefit of the patient.

Professor Ken Hillman has worked in intensive care since its inception. But he is appalled by the way the ICU has become a place where the frail, soon-to-die and dying are given unnecessary operations and life-prolonging treatments without their wishes being taken into account.

An invaluable support for the elderly as well as their families, and a rallying cry for anyone who’s had to witness the unnecessary suffering of a loved one,

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