Department of Health

The information in this section is also available as part of the comprehensive guide Voluntary assisted dying - Information for people considering voluntary assisted dying, available for download from this page. The document provides general advice on making decisions about end of life care, the voluntary assisted dying process and getting support.

Not all doctors or other health practitioners (such as nurses) agree with voluntary assisted dying. They do not have to discuss this option with you if they do not want to.

If you ask a doctor or health practitioner about voluntary assisted dying, and they do not want to talk about it, they may suggest another health practitioner who can help you.

If they do not, you can contact a voluntary assisted dying care navigator who will link you with a willing doctor or health practitioner.

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Reviewed 18 September 2019


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