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Law Matters Podcast: Voluntary Assisted Dying in NSW with Dr. John Ward

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Voluntary Assisted Dying in NSW with Dr. John Ward

Access to a dignified death, free from pain and suffering, should be available to all.

In this episode of Law Matters, Catherine Henry is joined by Hunter senior geriatrician, founding Chair of Hunter Ageing Alliance, and 2024 NSW Senior Australian of the Year, Dr. John Ward to explore the profound implications of the recently introduced Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in NSW.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why NSW may be at an advantage by being the last state to implement these laws
  • A better understanding of the nuanced decisions and challenges faced by terminally ill individuals and their care providers
  • The practical aspects of the VAD legislation, including eligibility criteria, safeguards, and the role of medical practitioners in facilitating compassionate end-of-life care
  • The potential impact of VAD laws on people living in rural and remote areas.


While this podcast is aimed to be informative, it is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. You should see a solicitor for complete advice that relates directly to your situation.

For more information:

If you have a legal issue and live in NSW you can find out more at Catherine Henry Lawyers, or call the team on 1800 874 949.

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