Journal article

Support for and willingness to be involved in voluntary assisted dying: A multisite, cross-sectional survey study of clinicians in Victoria, Australia.

Marcus Sellars, Mark Tacey, Rosalind McDougall, Barbara Hayes, Bridget Pratt, Courtney Hempton, Karen Detering, Rosemary Aldrich, Melanie Benson, Jeffrey Kirwan, Michelle Gold, Lisa O'Driscoll, Danielle Ko

Intern Med J | Published : 2021

Abstract

CONTEXT: In the Australian state of Victoria, specialist doctors are central to the operation of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). However, a broad range of clinicians may be involved in the care of patients requesting or using VAD. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a multisite, cross-sectional survey of clinicians in seven Victorian hospitals, to describe levels of support for and willingness to be involved in VAD and consider factors associated with clinician support for the VAD legislation and physicians' willingness to provide VAD in practice. METHODS: All clinicians were invited to complete an online survey measuring demographic characteristics, awareness of and support for the VAD legislation, will..

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