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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 16 Oct 2023


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Voluntary assisted dying implementation

On-demand recorded 16 Oct 2023

This webinar is the second in the series - View Introduction to voluntary assisted dying recording here.

From 28 November 2023, eligible people will have the choice to access voluntary assisted dying in NSW.
NSW Health has been carefully planning for the implementation of voluntary assisted dying to ensure it is safe, accessible and aligns with the legislation. We have also worked with other states to learn from their experience.

From November, patients may start to ask about accessing voluntary assisted dying. General Practitioners will need to understand their obligations and responsibilities under the voluntary assisted dying  legislation to enable them to support their patients to access voluntary assisted dying when it becomes available.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the process of becoming a voluntary assisted dying practitioner
  2. Outline how voluntary assisted dying services such as the Care Navigator Service can be accessed
  3. Outline the rights and responsibilities of practitioners
Educational Activities


Dr Kerry Chant
Chief Health Officer, NSW Ministry of Health

Dr Kerry Chant is a public health physician, Chief Health Officer for New South Wales (NSW) and Deputy Secretary, Population and Public Health, NSW Ministry of Health. Dr Chant has extensive public health experience, having held a range of senior public health positions in NSW since 1991. She has a particular interest in bloodborne virus infections, communicable disease prevention and control, and Indigenous health

Dr Wade Stedman
Voluntary Assisted Dying Clinical Lead, NSW Health

Dr Stedman is the Clinical Lead for the implementation of voluntary assisted dying in New South Wales, including development of clinical guidance, education and training and clinical pathways. Wade is also a staff specialist in intensive care medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, provides simulation education, and has a particular interest in long term psychological outcomes of patients who survive a severe critical illness.

Dr Ramanan Chandrabalan
VMO, NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator Service

Dr Chandrabalan is a Visiting Medical Officer with the NSW Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator Service. Ramanan is a general practitioner in part time practice in the inner west of Sydney and furthermore is a staff specialist with the Hospital in the Home service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Ramanan's mix of clinical roles allows him to enjoy the vast breadth of medicine that is general practice.


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