Peter Saul is widely recognised for his work on end of life care planning in the modern age. He has talked across the globe on the difficulties we face in managing death and the dying in our modern culture.
We were very fortunate to have him come to Denmark for the biannual medical ethics symposium in 2018 to talk on this very topic.
Peter Saul is a senior specialist in intensive care at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, and Director of Intensive Care at Newcastle Private Hospital. He is a founder of the Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law at the University of Newcastle, and advises the NSW Ministry of Health through the Clinical Ethics Advisory Panel. He has an interest in end of life, and has been involved in writing all the current NSW guidelines on end of life care and advance care planning.
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Here’s a related talk at TEDxNewy from Peter Saul, recorded in Newcastle, Australia in 2011.
There are other clever people on end of life care. In the FOAM sphere Alex Psirides and Ashley Shreeves stand out
- Alex Psirides – “Everything” at the end of life. A brilliant must-watch talk from dasSMACC
- Alex Psirides – A natural death. Talk from Intensive Care Society meeting 2018. Slides here as pdf or slideshare.
- Alex Psirides – Why doctors don’t recognise dying. A talk from SG ANZICS 2018.
- Ashley Shreeves – Diagnose dying. Find your patient’s trajectory.
- Ashley Shreeves with very concrete advice on palliative care, the language used and therapies on offer. A talk from the emcrit conference.
- More on language used from Shreeves on this Emcrit podcast
Or, you know, go easy on yourself.
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As a newly hired MICU nurse (still anticipating graduation from nursing school) this information is incredibly empowering for both patients and their families. For me, it is a Godsend. I cannot wait to continue following your work.
Glad you found it useful! We will have more talks coming out soon on a lot of MICU related topics.