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Alannah MacTiernan MLC and Minister in McGowan Government is committed to introduce the Freedom of Choice at the End of Life Bill.
Robin Chapple MLC and president WA Greens , continues his tireless efforts for end of life law reform
Mr Clive Deverall has dedicated his life to helping the terminally ill. As Executive Director, he was the heart and soul of Cancer Council WA for over twenty years.He was president of Palliative care WA for many years and was awarded the Order of Australia for service to community health, particularly through the promotion of cancer awareness programmes and support services of the Cancer Foundation of Western Australia.
Dr Alida Lancee has worked as a Semi-rural GP for over 20 years. She has a special interest in palliative care with an emphasis on holistic patient-centred care. Last year, her open declaration of her assistance to a suffering dying patient caused her to be subjected to a major crime squad murder investigation. This triggered nationwide public debate and huge out poring of public support with a call to end of life law reform.
Dr Max Kamien is Emeritus Professor of general practice at UWA and has a long history of service to the Australian community in the field of general medical practice.He is a widely read author, a leader in general and rural medical education and has been awarded many accolades over his career including Western Australian of the year and the order of Australia.He continues his passion for medicine to this day as a locum doctor for rural and remote locations.
Dr Rodney Syme is a Victorian surgeon who has helped many terminally ill patients over the years with compassionate end of life care. He is a tireless campaigner for end of life law reform and president of Dying with Dignity Victoria.He had a breakthrough win with the medical board late last year when it was decided that his prescription of medication for a gentle death for a patient was appropriate and acceptable palliation.
.This is how a civilised society helps the terminally ill: