Assisted dying is one thing, but governments must ensure palliative care is available to all who need it

Assisted dying moved one step closer to reality in Victoria last week with the authorising bill passing the lower house with a comfortable 47-37 majority

Throughout the debate, many MPs spoke of terrible personal experiences of the deaths of family members.

Such harrowing stories were also present in submissions to the parliamentary inquiry into end-of-life choices, that recommended an assisted dying regime leading to the…

These terrible deaths were most often used to argue in favour of the need for assisted dying.

Dorot 1aYet they occurred in a state that prides itself on the quality of its end-of-life services.

While assisted dying is contentious, access to palliative care should not…

Palliative care in Australia

Palliative care’s purpose is to enhance the…

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