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Dignity in life and death: Commission recommends more nurses and palliative care

Shannon Ruddock’s 81-year-old father’s last weeks of life were spent in such pain in a Sydney aged care facility that he begged to be thrown under a bus.

Her father, Vincent Paranthoiene, was shuffled between a Sydney hospital and an aged care facility whose staff were ill-equipped to treat his pain before he died in late 2017.

  • Julie Power
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

That made Ms Ruddock determined to campaign for aged care residents to have a “good death”, and for dignity at the end of their lives.

The Aged Care Royal Commission’s final report calls on the government to recognise that palliative care and…

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