TED Talk: Peter Saul on Dying in the 21st Century:

Here’s a TED Talk from T.E.D. Newcastle. A view of natural death.

 

http://youtu.be/03h0dNZoxr8

Peter Saul is Senior Intensivist in the adult and paediatric ICU at John Hunter Hospital, and Director of Intensive Care at Newcastle Private Hospital. Having trained in Cambridge, London, Sydney and Harvard, he came to Newcastle to help start up the new ICU at John Hunter, and never left. He has been accused of being an “ethicist”, which he tries to deny, but does admit to having been Head of Discipline for Medical Ethics at Newcastle University in the past, and now provides ethical advice to the State and Federal health departments. Having been deeply involved in the dying process of over 4000 patients in the past 35 years, Peter has taken an interest in how we die, and how this has changed beyond all recognition in a single generation.

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Posted on April 10, 2012, in creativity, editorial, Education, ethics, Family, Health Care, history, Internet, Legal, Opinion, quote, Video, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off.

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