June 29 2023
As we work toward understanding how the Local Health Districts will implement VAD, we invite you to participate in a short survey.
Posted November 10, 2023
In preparing for commencement of voluntary assisted dying in NSW on 28 November 2023, the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying General Awareness Training, Healthcare Worker Obligations, and Access Standard are now available on the NSW Health website.
A voluntary assisted dying awareness training module for NSW healthcare workers is now available. This is intended for any healthcare worker in NSW, including those in the public and private healthcare system.
Upon completing this awareness training module, healthcare workers will be able to:
How to access the training
NSW Health employees:
All other healthcare workers:
All healthcare workers in NSW have obligations under the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2022, including those with a conscientious objection. The healthcare worker obligations information provides guidance for healthcare workers in NSW on their obligations in providing support for patients seeking information about or access to voluntary assisted dying.
The Access Standard sets out how the Ministry of Health facilitates access to voluntary assisted dying for residents of NSW including:
The document also details what steps have been taken to facilitate access for people living in regional or remote areas.
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