Legislating for Choice

June 2013
Australian Nursing Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p56
The article reports on a legislative bill called The Rights of the Terminally Ill Bill 2013, which has been proposed by a member of Australia's Greens political party into the New South Wales parliament. A discussion of the objectives and requirements of the bill, which is designed to provide a legislative framework for the rights of terminally ill persons to request and receive assistance to end their lives voluntarily, is presented.


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