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Fears voluntary euthanasia laws will make older people more vulnerable to elder abuse

by Rebecca Turner, ABC News, 24 February 2018

Dr Blackwell says there is a generation of elderly patients who could be vulnerable because they don’t want to be a burden on their family.

“In our practice we see elder abuse occurring in residential aged care,” he said.

“So, yes, there is potential then that if voluntary euthanasia legislation comes into being that people could, if you like, be headed in that direction without really wanting to go there.”

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