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Dr Cameron McLaren on why he helps people to die

06 March, 2020

The Victorian doctor explains why he helps people access assisted dying laws: “We can’t make dying good but I believe in some instances we can make it better.”  

A medical oncologist, Dr McLaren has helped dozens of people die under the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act (2017).

"I believe in what I'm doing," he tells radio 3AW's Neil Mitchell.

While those ending their lives through assisted dying have terminal illnesses, Dr McLaren says physical pain is just one reason for obtaining life-ending drugs.

“No one really comes to me saying that they’re afraid of dying; they’re afraid of the way they’re going to die.”

Watch the full interview here.

 

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