Congratulations to John Murtagh AO

The Australian Care Alliance warmly congratulates Emeritus Professor John Murtagh on his well-deserved honour as an Officer of the Order of Australia.

His endorsement, as set out below, of the Alliance has been a great encouragement to us in our work of opposing assisted suicide law.

John Murtagh AO
MBBS, Bsc, Bed, FRACGP, DipOBST RCOG|Emeritus Professor, General Practice, Monash University

“It is pleasing to note that ACA is emphasising the importance of appropriate access to palliative care.”

Read his full letter of endorsement here.

The Australian Medical Association has reported on the recognition given to Professor Murtagh.

"The doctor who literally wrote the book for general practice – Emeritus Professor John Murtagh – has been made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia, for his services to medicine and medical education.

John Murtagh’s General Practice, now in its seventh edition, has been the pre-eminent reference textbook for general practitioners, medical students, and registrars since it was first published in 1994, and has been translated into 13 languages.

Emeritus Professor Murtagh was last year recognised with the AMA Gold Medal for his outstanding service to the practice of medicine."


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  • Richard Egan
    published this page in News 2019-01-27 20:11:18 +1100
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