Right to rehab: a right for all

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Terminally ill patients are LIVING with their illness, and so deserve the same rehab attention as any other patient.

When Professor David Currow asks his students in the Department of Palliative and Supportive Services at Adelaide's Flinders University what they'd do if they found out they were suffering a terminal illness and only had a few months to live. Their responses – overwhelmingly similar - surprise him: stop going to university, go skydiving. What he found in his work with patients, however, is that work is a key social ou...

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Published 11 September, 2008 | Updated 14 January, 2009