Woman in interviewIn this section of our website we share interviews in which DWDV Board members or other representatives have participated, whether as an interviewer or interviewee.

You can listen to the audio recordings, or view the videos below.

We will continue to add more podcasts and videos as they become available.

Jane Nosworthy, DWDV Secretary, discusses VAD on Rob Cameron's Front Page

Rob Cameron’s Front Page presents topical conversations with a range of interesting people across current affairs, politics and community issues on 94.7 The Pulse.

On 11 March 2024, he interviewed Jane Nosworthy about her experience with a close relative utilising VAD. Jane spoke openly and honestly about the need to improve Victoria’s VAD legislation.

Should people living with dementia be eligible for voluntary assisted dying?

It has been four years since voluntary assisted dying was made legal in Victoria. Some now argue several of Victoria’s 68 safeguards are now obsolete. Legislation is currently up for review and some doctors, families and patients are calling for the scheme to be expanded to include people with dementia.

In this edition of The Conversation Hour the team explores what safeguards would need to be put in place to allow for people living with dementia to have access to voluntary assisted dying and meet Pam Eade, who has diagnosed with dementia two years ago and who shares why she would like to have access.

[Source: ABC Radio Melbourne]

Rosehaven Hospice - a shining example!

Jane Morris (President of Dying With Dignity Victoria) and Biance Hurle (Manager of Rosehaven) discuss the operations and impact of Rosehaven, a hospice in Mansfield, Victoria, which supports individuals and their loved ones through the voluntary assisted dying process. 

Bianca shares how the hospice was developed out of a need to provide a peaceful and serene environment for individuals choosing voluntary assisted dying. The hospice has 17 trained volunteers who provide transport, support with the documentation process, and companionship for patients and their families. 

Bianca also highlights the challenges faced by people in rural areas accessing information about voluntary assisted dying and the role Rose Haven plays in addressing these issues. Jane expresses her admiration for the program and hope that similar models will be adopted elsewhere.

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