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Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Voluntary Assisted Dying: Peak Bodies Must Provide Practical Guidance

Eliana Close (Queensland University of Technology), Lindy Willmott (Queensland University of Technology), Ben White (Queensland University of Technology), Voluntary Assisted Dying: Peak Bodies Must Provide Practical Guidance, 52 Internal Med. J. (2022):

Despite widespread reform in Australia, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) remains ethically opposed to voluntary assisted dying (VAD). This article argues that the AMA should abandon its opposition to VAD to fulfil better its mandate of providing the best outcomes for doctors, patients and the community. A neutral stance enables peak bodies to engage more fully in implementation and support diverse perspectives.

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