As well as accessing palliative care, there are many ways to secure your comfort and rights at end-of-life, including making use of the new options provided by recently enacted laws:
Support from DWDV
DWDV is able to provide you with support in the following ways:
- Request a volunteer to act as a Witness or Contact Person, as defined in the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017.
- Find out about end-of-life options on our website or by contacting us
- Get help to navigate voluntary assisted dying services
- Connect to end-of-life counselling – contact us for more information
- DWDV may be able to arrange transport to your doctor/hospital if you are unable to do so yourself and if you live near Melbourne. If this is a service you wish to enquire about, please contact our office.
- Report problems or barriers to having your end-of-life rights respected
- Request a speaker to provide an information session to your club or group
Also DWDV ...
- monitors how the new end-of-life laws are working in practice
- assists other states and territories achieve voluntary assisted dying legislation
- works to ensure that voluntary assisted dying regulations are practical
- works with other organisations to cooperatively achieve our purpose.
DWDV provides referral to counselling but does not assist people to end their lives.
You can support our work by donating, joining DWDV as a member or leaving a bequest.