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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