PCPA Media Release – Tuesday 19 September 2023

“Do the training, even if your values do not align”, PCPA experts explore the moral minefield of Voluntary Assisted Dying

Australia’s pioneer experts in Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) have called on all cancer specialists and GPs to undertake training for this controversial and legalised end-of-life decision by patients, even if it doesn’t align with their respective values or views.

PCPA Victorian Director and board member, Dr Cam McLaren, led an emotive and powerful podcast with colleagues, PCPA member and genetic oncologist, Dr Hilda High and Ms Laurie Draper from the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator Service, to help colleagues and patients navigate the complex and challenging medical and moral mine field of VAD.

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