Voluntary Assisted Dying

Voluntary Assisted Dying – what healthcare professionals need to know?

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 23 June 2022
Laws that legalise voluntary assisted dying (VAD) have now been passed in every single State in Australia. In this webinar Maria Clemente, Solicitor at DWF and a Registered Nurse, will review the current landscape around VAD.

Course Content

Laws that legalise voluntary assisted dying (VAD) have now been passed in every single State in Australia.
In this webinar Maria Clemente, Solicitor at DWF and a registered nurse, will review the current landscape around VAD and will cover the following:

  • How did we get to today’s legal position?
  • Understanding the eligibility criteria in VAD legislation
  • Types of administration
  • What safeguards are in place?
  • Conscientious objection
  • Review of implementation in Victoria

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Explore the history of assisted dying in Australia and how we got to today’s legal position.
  • Gain an understanding purpose of the legislation, eligibility criteria and safeguards in place.
  • Determine how to proceed with your role in VAD – i.e. participate/ provide information/ object.
  • Investigate the implementation of VAD in Victoria

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