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RACGP issued position statement on VAD in Australia

In June 2019, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) issued a position statement on voluntary assisted dying. In this statement it acknowledges the range of views on voluntary assisted dying, both within the general practice profession and the broader community. In the statement, the RACGP – which did not take a formal position on whether voluntary assisted dying should be legalised – said it supported ‘patient-centred decisions in end-of-life care, and respects that this may include palliative care and requests for voluntary assisted dying’.