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Key question: Can palliative care work alongside assisted dying?

Our view

Yes and it has been the case in Oregon where the Oregon Hospice Association acknowledges that assisted dying and palliative care can work together. It now has a neutral stance on the issue. Conversations around death and dying have increased since the law changed there.

When somebody requests assisted dying doctors have to inform them of all their palliative care options.

We support efforts to improve access to high quality palliative care.