A perfect storm: fear of litigation for end of life care

Geoffrey K. Mitchell, Lindy Willmott, Ben P. White, Donella Piper, David C. Currow, Patsy M. Yates

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Abstract

To the Editor : We thank Anaf and Hunt for their letters and accept their points about using the words “voluntary assisted dying”. Language does matter and this term, with the passing of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 in Victoria, is now the accepted phrase in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-140.e1
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Australia
Volume212
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Euthanasia
  • Medicolegal
  • Opioid-related disorders

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    Mitchell, G. K., Willmott, L., White, B. P., Piper, D., Currow, D. C., & Yates, P. M. (2020). A perfect storm: fear of litigation for end of life care. Medical Journal of Australia, 212(3), 140-140.e1. https://doi.org/10.5694/mja2.50460