Director / Editor: Victor Teboul, Ph.D.
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Emergency abdominal surgery: risks may mean it's not the right choice for some older adults

By Deborah McNamara, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Clinical Professor of Surgery and Co-Lead, National Clinical Programme in Surgery, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Share this article
Almost a third of people undergo an operation in their last year of life, many for serious conditions like cancer or bowel obstruction. For some, these surgeries can lessen symptoms or prolong life. For others, choosing surgery means spending their last weeks or months in a hospital…

Read complete article

© The Conversation -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter