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Colleen Cartwright previously received government funding for research through the University of Queensland and Southern Cross University. Charles Douglas has received internal research funding from the University of Newcastle to conduct research into attitudes to assisted death. Thank you to everyone who sent us quotes for checking via Twitter using hashtags FactCheck and QandA, on Facebook or by email. The Victorian government is expected to introduce a bill in the second half of this year to legalise euthanasia. Gemmell also provided a link to a document published by YourLastRight.
Updated December 03, As Victoria becomes the first state in Australia to legalise assisted dying for the terminally ill , a health researcher says the legislation is unlikely to help those who most want voluntary assisted dying. Those statistics seem to suggest that the debate we have had so far, is all wrong. And she said the new Victorian Bill was limited. But would these people really want to end their lives before 12 months out? After all, isn't this a choice about choosing death over unbearable pain? Professor Eagar said the statistics showed that when it comes to choosing euthanasia, pain does not even make it into the top five reasons.
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Andrew McGee does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. The Victorian Parliament will consider a bill to legalise euthanasia in the second half of But, technically, these phrases can have different meanings. Assisted dying sometimes also assisted death is where the patient himself or herself ultimately takes the medication. Euthanasia, by contrast, is usually where the doctor administers the medication to the patient. Assisted suicide includes people who are not terminally ill, but who are being helped to commit suicide, whereas assisted dying refers to people who are already dying.