Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia - Guiding Principles for those providing care to people living with a life-limiting illness

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Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia - Guiding Principles for those providing care to people living with a life-limiting illness

PCA acknowledges that legislation within Australian jurisdictions that legalises voluntary assisted dying will pose many ethical, personal and professional issues for health professionals, care workers and volunteers who are providing care to people living with a life-limiting illness, or providing palliative care. The purpose of these guiding principles is: (1) To ensure appropriate care is provided to a person living with a life-limiting illness at all times; and (2) To maintain appropriate, respectful and cooperative relationships between health and care professionals. For more information see PCA's Position Statement.

Voluntary Assisted Dying in Australia - Guiding Principles for those providing care to people living with a life-limiting illness

Read PCA's position statement on Voluntary Assisted Dying Palliative Care and Voluntary Assisted Dying