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Palliative care doctors hit out at state government’s proposed voluntary euthanasia laws

by Matt Johnston and Monique Hore, Herald Sun, 20 September 2017

But director of palliative medicine at St Vincent’s Melbourne, Associate Professor Mark Boughey, said he feared this would alter people’s attitudes towards healthcare and patients may feel pressure to end their lives early.

Deputy director of palliative medicine at St Vincent’s, Dr Jenny Weil, said doctors had major concerns about measuring life expectancy — with the Bill allowing for euthanasia within a year of someone’s expected death.

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