About the author

Joan Cunningham MB, BCh, BAO, MRCP (UK) MSc

Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Blackrock Hospice, Sweetman’s Avenue,

Blackrock. County Dublin.

 

Email: jcunningham@olh.ie

 

Declaration of interests: None

 

Dr Cunningham is a consultant in palliative medicine with a special interest in ethical issues in end-of-life care. In 2006 she completed an MSC in healthcare ethics and law, graduating with a first class honours.  Her dissertation discussed the use of palliative sedation in the terminally ill.

 

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