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Eliana Close

Journal article

Factors associated with non-beneficial treatments in end of life hospital admissions: a multicentre retrospective cohort study in Australia

This paper presents the first statistical modelling results to assess the factors associated with non-beneficial treatment (NBT) in hospital, beyond an intensive care setting. The findings highlight potential areas for intervention to reduce the likelihood of NBTs.
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Victoria's voluntary assisted dying law: clinical implementation as the next challenge

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (Vic) (VAD Act) will become operational on 19 June 2019. A designated 18‐month implementation period has seen an Implementation Taskforce appointed, and work is underway on projects including developing clinical guidance, models of care, medication protocols and training for...
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What does “futility” mean? An empirical study of doctors’ perceptions

This article investigates how doctors define and use the terms “futility” and “futile treatment” in end-of-life care.