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We do not like to talk about death – but that doesn’t make euthanasia the answer

by Richard Chye, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 November 2017

However, my view, after a lifetime’s work in palliative care – having stood at the bedside of literally thousands of dying people – is that none of the issues that bring us to this point will be solved by introducing assisted suicide.

What will help requires far more of ourselves, our institutions and authorities: the adequate funding of quality palliative care for all, and nothing short of a revolutionary change in the way we discuss, respond to, and accept death – both as individuals and as a society.

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