GP admits: 'I felt the weight of what I had done and went home very anxious'
The following is an extract from Dr Heather McNamee’s submission to the Queensland Parliament’s inquiry into palliative care, end-of-life care and voluntary assisted dying.
A GP in Cairns, and a member of Doctors For Assisted Dying Choice, Dr McNamee discusses her role in what she describes as “unofficial euthanasia” in an attempt to ensure patients don’t needlessly suffer.
I am a GP working in Queensland. I am a strong supporter of voluntary assisted dying and the basic human right to have suffering