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Voluntary Assisted Dying – Euthanasia in Victoria

Voluntary Assisted Dying - Euthanasia in Victoria

In 2017, the Victorian government introduced the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 (Vic), which will come into effect in 2019. The purpose of this bill is to regulate and facilitate the process by which Victorians could be permitted to make informed decisions regarding their own end of life choices. ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’ (VAD) means ‘the…

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Advance Care Directives – Part 3 – Values Directives

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In an Advance Care Directive you are able to include Values Directives and Instructional Directives to provide your Medical Treatment Decision Maker with guidelines on what you would like to happen should you lose capacity and are unable to make medical decisions on your own. What is a Values Directive? A values directive is a…

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Advance Care Directive – Part 2 – Instructional Directives

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In Advance Care Directives you are able to include Values Directives and Instructional Directives to provide your Medical Treatment Decision Maker with guidelines on what you would like to happen should you lose capacity and are unable to make medical decisions on your own. An Instructional directive should only be completed if you know exactly…

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Upcoming changes to Medical Powers of Attorney

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Currently there are two Enduring Powers of Attorney in Victoria: An “Enduring Power of Attorney”, which allows you to appoint one or more people to make financial and personal matters on your behalf. The scope of this document is quite broad. An “Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment)”, which allows you to appoint one person…

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