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What other end-of-life options are available?


Voluntary assisted dying is one of several options for terminally ill people at the end of life.

Palliative care and end-of-life care are excellent in Australia. They help the vast majority of people to die without excessive pain and suffering.

However, in a small number of cases palliative care cannot relieve all suffering. Palliative Care Australia estimates this to happen to around 4% of people. For those dying people, voluntary assisted dying is another option.

Speak to your doctor to find out about your end-of-life options.