Department of Health

Voluntary assisted dying - Quick reference guide for health practitioners

This quick reference guide is a companion to the Voluntary assisted dying guidance for health practitioners (guidance), developed to assist health practitioners to understand the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (the Act) and their roles and responsibilities in the voluntary assisted dying process.

This quick reference guide features key figures and tables and selected excerpts from the guidance. It is intended for busy health practitioners who require a quick reference in caring for people in the clinical setting. It is expected that health practitioners assisting a patient to access voluntary assisted dying will draw on their existing clinical knowledge and expertise as they would in providing any other end-of-life care.


Date published
16 Jun 2019

Reviewed 30 April 2024

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