Perspectives of cancer treatment providers regarding voluntary assisted dying in Victoria

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Abstract

A survey of cancer treatment providers at our institution exploring their perspectives regarding voluntary assisted dying in Victoria and the imminent legislation showed that while almost all were aware of the Bill (92%), reported knowledge and understanding of it was much less (38%). As many clinicians supported the Bill as opposed it (28%); 44% were uncertain of their stance. Most were unwilling to directly provide voluntary assisted dying; if they did, would refer to palliative care services for ongoing support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-773
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume48
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • cancer
  • dying
  • perspectives
  • voluntary assisted

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