Voluntary Assisted Dying

The information below is provided to assist organisations to understand Voluntary Assisted Dying in Victoria. It is important to offer high quality palliative and end of life care to support older people and their loved ones as they approach death. You can access resources about palliative and end of life care here.

The top section of this page contains links to useful documents and articles. Just click on the resource name for access.

The Education section has references for longer articles as well as courses and programs that you can access on line. To access academic journal articles, your institution may have library access, or you can try your state or territory library.



Chochinov, HM. “Dignity and the essence of medicine: the A, B, C, and D of dignity conserving care”. British Medical Journal 335, (2007) 184-187.

Lothian, K., Philp I. “Maintaining the dignity and autonomy of older people in the healthcare setting”. British Medical Journal 332, (2001) 668-670