Australian Family Physician
Australian Family Physician



Steven Doherty

MBBS, PhD, FACEM, is emergency physician and Director, University Department of Rural Health & Rural Clinical School, University of Newcastle, Tamworth, New South Wales

Pulmonary embolism: An update

Pulmonary embolism, first described by Virchow in the 1800s, was often a terminal event. A 1960 trial on the efficacy of heparin in pulmonary embolism found a mortality rate of 17%,1 and noted that...

When death is imminent Documenting end-of-life decisions

While advances in medical science enable health professionals to prolong life in some cases, a majority of aged care facility residents nearing EoL in 17 residential aged care facilities (RACFs) in...


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