15 min

To treat or not to treat: the palliative care question (Re-release) RACS Post Op Podcast

    • Medicine

Modern medical treatments can do so much to prolong life. But at what point should surgeons hold back, despite a conviction that treatment will benefit the patient? Palliative medicine specialist Dr Will Cairns from Queensland Health in Townsville brings decades of experience to the issue. His message: look beyond your expertise to the wishes of patients. And that means conversations.

Modern medical treatments can do so much to prolong life. But at what point should surgeons hold back, despite a conviction that treatment will benefit the patient? Palliative medicine specialist Dr Will Cairns from Queensland Health in Townsville brings decades of experience to the issue. His message: look beyond your expertise to the wishes of patients. And that means conversations.

15 min

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