Looking for the way to go

Looking for the way to go

Very few Australians have given any thought to where they would like to die. Most deaths take place in acute wards of hospitals. Photo: Tanya Lake

Many Australians die hooked up to tubes and machines, the sort of medical intervention that doctors don’t want for themselves. How would doctors choose to die?

I tread quietly past the rows of gravely ill patients in the intensive care unit, avoiding the expectant glances of families. Gently closing the door, I let my eyes adjust to the semi-darkness of the room ….

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