Doctors want assisted dying requests in advance care directives

The Queensland government is drawing up laws to legalise voluntary euthanasia

Members of the Queensland AMA want instructions on voluntary assisted dying included in patients’ advance care directives if euthanasia laws are passed in the state.

Dr Chris Perry.

A new survey shows 70% of doctors in the branch also believe all funding for consults on euthanasia and life-ending drugs should come from the state government.

The survey of 1250 doctors comes as the Queensland Law Reform Commission