Voluntary Assisted Dying will be available to eligible Queenslanders from 1 January 2023.
Voluntary assisted dying is an additional end-of-life choice that gives eligible people who are suffering and dying the option of asking for medical assistance to end their lives.
For many people with questions about voluntary assisted dying and may be considering it as an end-of-life option, their GP will be their first contact.
How should I respond if I am asked about Voluntary Assisted Dying – Conversation Guide for GPs
The Conversation guide for GPs includes information for GPs (whether you choose to participate or not) on how to respond to queries from patients, their families, carers, friends and colleagues, and where to go for information and support.
Frequently asked questions Factsheet for GPs
A factsheet of frequently asked questions has been prepared for GPs covering essential information about voluntary assisted dying.
Interested in becoming an Authorised Voluntary Assisted Dying Practitioner?
If you are interested in becoming an authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioner, see Becoming an authorised voluntary assisted dying practitioner for more information.
Training involves approximately 6 hours of mandatory training to support the practitioner and a community of practice is being established to support practitioners.