Older people's health

Understanding Macular Degeneration

As the global population ages, macular degeneration (MD), also called age-related macular degeneration, is becoming an important public health issue. Increasing resources are being directed at better understanding the disease and the development of new therapeutic options. Gone are the days when patients were told “there is nothing more we can offer you” with almost certainty that severe vision loss would result.

Diagnosing Dying

Welcome to this Diagnosing Dying course which has been designed for community and inpatient health professionals. This course has been developed with an awareness of the differing contexts and situations a health professional may face where they question whether a patient is dying. The principal learning outcome for this course is to help you develop the ability to recognise when a patient you are working with is actively dying, ie., in the last 24-48 hours of life.

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