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A day in the life of an abortion nurse

Nurse Kitty Grozdich at the Marie Stopes clinic in Westmead.

Her family make jokes about coat hangers, friends call her “the arborist” because they don’t want to say “abortion”. But Kitty Grozdich is proud of her work.

Elderly people dying in emergency departments

Most Australians would prefer to die at home, but few are able to.

Elderly people are being taken to emergency departments in their final hours of life and dying "under fluorescent lighting in a hospital cubical" because many aged-care homes are not equipped to provide palliative care.