Dying With Dignity
Assisted dying allows a dying person the choice to control their death if they decide their suffering is unbearable. It is currently illegal in Australia.
We believe Australians should be given:
- CHOICE over where we die, who is present and our treatment options.
- ACCESS to expert information on our options, good quality end-of-life care.
- CONTROL over how we die, our symptoms, pain relief and planning our own death.
The quality of life is even more important than the quantity. Science has been able to greatly increase the latter, but at a cost that is difficult to quantify.
None of us can choose the moment of our birth, but we should be able to choose the moment of our death, when in an already terminal situation, and have the best medical help for supporting us in that decision.
We support http://www.gogentleaustralia.org.au/