GPs ‘frightened to death’ about end-of-life talks: Syme

GPs are reluctant to talk about death, prominent euthanasia advocate Dr Rodney Syme has told the ABC’s Q&A program.

Dr Syme (pictured), formerly head of Dying with Dignity Victoria, told last night’s panel that current laws put GPs in fear and called for better communication between patients, families and medical practitioners.

“Many GPs are frightened to death to open the door and talk to the patient about end-of-life issues because they think they