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Elderly people as “ethical canaries” in the COVID-19 pandemic coalmine

The “ethical tone” of a society is not determined by how it treats its most powerful, strongest, most affluent members, but by how it...

Don’t leave the elderly alone, pleads Pope

Pontiff invites young people to reach out to the aged with calls, messages and if possible, visits.

Pat Garcia: We understand aged issues, but not the answers

Aged care is expensive, but for how long can we put off the inevitable investment? Ageing and death can be difficult issues. Most of us...

The ethical dangers and opportunities in COVID-19 decision-making

In either case, who should decide? On what basis? These are vexed and very difficult ethical issues.

Pope’s Palm Sunday video greets families at home

let us help those in need in our neighbourhood; let us look out for the loneliest people, perhaps by telephone or social networks; let us pray to the Lord for those who are in difficulty

Sisters’ struggle reveals risk to disabled

Lost battle over end-of-life care reveals a growing problem as society ages, say grieving daughters.

Pat Garcia: Age irrelevant to human dignity

Although recommendations are still to come, the Royal Commission into Aged Care’s interim report, simply titled Neglect, has a clear message. Australian society must do...

Connecting across the years

Despite there being almost 75 years between them, Annika Espiritu and Elveara Falchi both share the love of a good story. And in telling hers,...
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