The Southern Adelaide Health Alliance is a strategic partnership between Southern Adelaide Local Health Network, Southern Adelaide-Fleurieu Kangaroo Island, Medicare Local, SA Ambulance Service and Health Consumers Alliance of SA.
Next month, SAHA will trial a program to stop futile hospital treatment of the dying elderly. The program is designed to help doctors make better-informed decisions about patient care and to improve the final moments of people’s lives. Dr Chris Moy explained: “A lot of the people in ICU are put in there because of defensive medicine." (Herald Sun)
Monday, March 31, 2014
Adelaide Project to Stop Futile Hospital Treatment
Thaddeus Mason Pope is Director of the Health Law Institute and Professor of Law and at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. <> <> He is also an Adjunct Professor with the Australian Centre for Health Law Research at Queensland University of Technology; Adjunct Associate Professor with the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College; and Visiting Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at St. Georges University. <> <> Professor Pope is an internationally recognized expert in bioethics and medical ethics. He has over 120 publications in: leading medical journals, law reviews, bar journals, nursing journals, bioethics journals, and book chapters. He also coauthors the definitive 1500-page treatise The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking.