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Grand Round via Zoom - Assisted Dying Service - Tuesday 2 November 2021

Where:  Tauranga and Whakatāne - Via Zoom

When:  Tuesday 2 November 2021 – 12:30-13:30

Details:  On 7 November 2021, The End of Life Choices Act 2019 will become law following the 2020 public referendum.  This will allow the provision of Assisted Dying Services as an option for people with a terminal illness who meet eligibility criteria.  

Regardless of our own personal beliefs about Assisted Dying, we must be prepared to respond with respect and compassion if assisted dying is raised by a patient and it is important for all staff to understand their legal obligations in this area.

Update and Q&A Session.

Assisted dying is a sensitive topic and may be difficult for some people. If reading this information has raised some distressing feelings for you, please know there is support available. You can call or text 1737 for free to speak to a trained counsellor at any time.


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