It is a doctor's responsibility to do everything they can to treat, comfort and support patients, and provide them with all available options in managing their illness and treating their pain. It is a doctor's oath to do no harm.
Doctors who support voluntary assisted dying laws want to be able to do more for their patients and provide them with more choices, to help prevent the harm caused by needless suffering.
It is not only former Australian of the year Prof. Fiona Stanley who supports Voluntary Assisted Dying. GP and former Liberal MP Mal Washer, Busselton GP Ian Catto, neurologist Rob Edis and Bunbury GP Mary Collins believe West Australians should have the choice not to suffer at the end of life.
Specialist GP and hospital emergency doctor Dr David Leaf, regional GP Dr Alison Palmer, general practitioner Dr Andrew Zdenkowski, and medical student Heather Bell explain why they believe we need voluntary assisted dying laws in Australia.
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