Australian politics, society & culture

Parent health care and the obsession with longevity

Parent health care and the obsession with longevity "We make certain assumptions about the necessity of care. It's an individual and a national responsibility. It is what's demanded of us, this extraordinary effort. And yet what I feel most intensely when I sit by my mother's bed is a crushing sense of guilt for keeping her alive."

Editors Choice: 
Not Editors Choice
Shortlist Date: 
Monday, 21 May 2012 - 3:23pm
Shortlist Position: 
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