Victoria's euthanasia scheme needs more oncologists, doctors warn

Too many specialists fear they will be stigmatised if they become involved, says Melbourne oncologist Dr Bhaumik Shah

Doctors helping terminally ill patients to end their lives are warning a chronic shortage of oncologists and neurologists risks undermining Victoria's voluntary assisted dying scheme.

Dr Bhaumik Shah.

Since the laws came into effect last year, 175 doctors including more than 85 GPs, have undergone training and are now registered to provide voluntary euthanasia support.

But the