The report recommends more public discussion, including an education campaign, about the limits of health care as death approaches and the need to focus on end-of-life care. It also proposes the widespread adoption of advance care plans that ensure people's desires for the end of life are met. "The baby boomers are growing old and in the next 25 years the number of Australians who die each year will double," Professor Swerissen says. "We need the courage to promote a national discussion about a subject that we might dislike but cannot avoid."
You can also read Swerisson and Duckett's article in The Conversation, A Good death: Australians need support to die at home. It's a good summary of their full report.
Re-Posted from "HealthInfo Blog"