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Navigating Voluntary Assisted Dying

How to get the help you need


A Go Gentle Australia Dying to Know Day webinar 

Voluntary Assisted Dying – which allows eligible dying people to seek medical assistance to hasten their death – is now legal in all six Australian states and available in Victoria and Western Australia. But simply having the law in place is not enough. We have to know who is eligible, how to access it, and who are the medical practitioners willing to help?

To read a transcript of the webinar, click here.

 

Answering your questions are:


Alice Morison

Alice Morison, head of WA’s VAD Care Navigator Service

Susan Jury

Susan Jury, head of Victoria’s VAD Care Navigator Service

Gareth Wahl

Gareth Wahl, emergency physician and trained VAD practitioner.

 

 

Resources


Victoria's Care Navigators

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (03) 855 95823  Mobile: 0436 848 344 

www.health.vic.gov.au/patient-care/voluntary-assisted-dying

Western Australia’s Care Navigators

Hours (8:30am – 5:00pm) 

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (08) 9431 2755

For more information, a PDF is available at: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/~/media/Corp/Documents/Health-for/Voluntary-assisted-dying/Care-Navigator-Service.pdf 

Tasmania’s Care Navigators

Will be operating soon. For details, keep an eye on: www.health.tas.gov.au/health-topics/voluntary-assisted-dying/voluntary-assisted-dying-navigation-service

Queensland VAD Support

Will be operating soon. For details, keep an eye on: www.health.qld.gov.au

 

Dying to Know Day


Dying To Know Day is an annual campaign (culminating on 8 August) that empowers Australians at all stages of life to live and die well. 

This year, it is encouraging people to prioritise compassionate conversations and ‘get dead set’ around the reality of death and dying – because it’s going to happen to us all. A priority is to highlight the simple steps people can take around end-of-life planning, which is personal and unique to everyone.

Find out more.