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.
This edition of ABC Radio’s The Conversation Hour explores what safeguards would need to be put in place to allow for people living with dementia to have access to voluntary assisted dying. Also joining the conversation are Pam Eade, who was diagnosed with dementia two years ago and who shares why she would like to have access, and DWDV Board member, Dr Nick Carr. (Dr Carr’s segment starts about 15 minutes in).
Richelle Hunt, Presenter
Nic Healey, Presenter
Listen to the conversation