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Everything you wanted to know about voluntary assisted dying

Free webinar

Voluntary Assisted Dying
Everything you wanted to know (but were too scared to ask).

Thursday 9 July 2020 from 6 - 7 pm (AEST).

 

Go Gentle Australia invites you to its first Dying to Know Day webinar. 

Dying To Know Day (August 8th) is an annual day of action dedicated to bringing to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement. D2KDay was launched in 2013 by The GroundSwell Project and has seen over 700 events and has sparked thousands of conversations about death, dying and bereavement. Events take place in the weeks leading up to 8 August. 

VAD is now legal in Victoria and will become legal in Western Australia by mid-next year. What is it like for families to go through the process? How are patients and loved ones supported through the various stages of illness, application and eligibility assessment, death and bereavement?

Register now (places are limited!) and submit your questions. We can't promise we can get to all of them, but we will try. 

Answering your questions are:

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Jacqui Hicks, daughter of Kerry Robertson, the first Victorian to die under that state’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act. Since her mother’s death in July 2019, Jacqui and her sister Nicole have worked together with Go Gentle Australia to help share their mother’s story and help de-stigmatise VAD as well as support other families who have been through the process.

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Nicole Robertson, daughter of Kerry Robertson, the first Victorian to die under that state’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act. Since her mother’s death in July 2019, Nicole and her sister Jacqui have worked together with Go Gentle Australia to help share their mother’s story and help de-stigmatise VAD as well as support other families who have been through the process.

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Go Gentle Australia CEO Kiki Paul, whose father elected to have an assisted death in the Netherlands in 2019.

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Dr Cameron McLaren, a medical oncologist who has helped around 60 Victorians to die under the Voluntary Assisted Dying law.