Internal Medicine Journal

Journal article

20 Feb 2019
33

Abstract:

Background: The community prevalence of advance care directives (ACDs) is low despite known benefits of advance care planning for patients, families and health professionals.

Aim: To determine the community prevalence of instructional and appointing ACDs in New South Wales, Victoria and...

Journal article

28 Jan 2019
22

Abstract:

Arguably, deciding the timing and manner of one’s death is the biggest decision of all.

With the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act commencing in 2019, assessing capacity to choose Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) becomes a critical issue for clinicians in Victoria,...

Journal article

14 May 2017
25

Thunderstorms have been recognised to precipitate asthma attacks for over 30 years. Events have been reported from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia. Previously, the largest documented outbreak occurred in June 1994, when 640 patients presented to London emergency departments within a 30-h...