Voluntary assisted dying: time to consider the details

Brian H Le and Jennifer Philip
Med J Aust 2018; 209 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja18.00599
Published online: 17 September 2018

In less than 12 months, voluntary assisted dying (VAD) will become a reality in Victoria. The recent past has seen much passionate debate on both sides of this issue, covering aspects of its impact on society, public health, the law, medicine and an individual’s right to self-determination.

  • 1 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC


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