Write a case study on one of the following social issues related to death and dying:
– A good death vs. a bad death
– Meeting the cultural and spiritual needs of people who are at their end stage of life
– The medicalisation approach to death, dying and grief and how it impacts on people
– The ethical complexities in patient centred approaches to death and dying
In your case study, discuss the background to the social issue; explain why this issue is important in multicultural societies such as Australia; discuss the rights of the person who is passing in terms of the policy and legal frameworks involved and the holistic range of skills and knowledge required by professionals to ease the journey of the person and their loved ones
Drawing on wider international research and practice in this area, make recommendations for how the palliative care journey can be improved for those who are in their end stage and their loved ones.