A perfect storm: fear of litigation for end of life care

Roger W Hunt
Med J Aust 2020; 212 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50465
Published online: 17 February 2020

To the Editor: Mitchell and colleagues1 state, “Victoria has passed assisted suicide legislation, Western Australia plans to follow suit in 2019”. This statement is not accurate. Victoria passed voluntary assisted dying legislation, titled the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017. There is no reference to suicide in this legislation. It is important to understand and acknowledge the substantial differences between suicide and voluntary assisted dying:

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