Dr Cameron McLaren
DWDV Board Member
I am a Medical Oncologist in southeast Melbourne and strongly believe in patient-centred care – including supporting a patient’s right to conclude their battle with cancer on their own terms. I have been involved in providing VAD assessments to patients across the state of Victoria since the introduction of the VAD legislation.
I am a Clinical Moderator of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Community of Practice, an online discussion forum for Victorian VAD-trained doctors to discuss cases and our experiences with being involved in the process.
As doctors, we witness many deaths. A good death has often been regarded as quick, painless, and dignified. But these are all too-infrequent. My experiences with death through the VAD legislation have all been positive, and it has been an honour to provide this service to Victorian cancer patients.