Discussion on Voluntary Euthanasia
Mona Vale Library will host Dr Frances Black from Dying with Dignity NSW discussing the sensitive topic of voluntary euthanasia on Thursday 21 June at 2pm.
Dr Black, a retired GP, will discuss what she regards as the myths surrounding voluntary euthanasia laws, attitudes around the world and the current political situation in Australia.
Dr Black says her advocacy of voluntary euthanasia stems from her personal experience of watching her father and many patients over the years suffer an undignified death.
Dying with Dignity NSW is a non-profit organisation promoting end-of-life choices and actively lobbying government for change.
The organisation recently reported that surveys conducted over the last two decades show over 80% of Australians believe terminally ill individuals should have the right to seek and obtain assistance to end their life with dignity. Australian laws currently prohibit this right.
Dying with Dignity NSW aims are to bring about legislative reform to enable terminally ill individuals who experience profound suffering to choose to die with dignity.
The talk will be held in the Pelican Room at Mona Vale Library on Thursday 21 June from 2pm until 3pm. Admission is free; however bookings are essential and can be made by calling 9970 1600.
For further information on Dying with Dignity NSW visit www.dwdnsw.org.au
Contact: Sharelle Ravenscroft
Phone: 9970 1609