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Episode 43 - life and death with grace wetherall
Imagine having to deal with death for your job. Imagine working in the most intense ward of a hospital; so intense they call it the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
In our final episode for season 2, Caspar speaks with 32-year-old registered nurse Grace Wetherall. Grace works in ICU looking after patients in critical conditions with acute injuries – often leading to death.
Grace explains how, these days, people are more likely to die in a hospital than in their own home. She outlines the difference between end of life care in ICU’s versus palliative care, how hospitals can almost always keep us 'breathing' and how this differs from a 'meaningful recovery'. The two discuss the merits of voluntary euthanasia and the challenges of working in the medical field.
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