Opportunity: Participate in academic research

24 Sep 2021 3:45 PM | EOLC Admin (Administrator)

Source: Go Gentle Australia

Opportunity: Participate in academic research

With Victoria's voluntary assisted dying scheme operational for more than two years, now is an opportune time for researchers to examine the system and see how it can be improved.

We are sharing with you two opportunities to participate in academic research about VAD in Victoria. You will contribute to research that will shape and improve VAD laws in Australia and around the globe.

1 Help Professor Ben White, QUT & his international team with their leading research

Ben is one of the leading end-of-life researchers in Australia and helped shape Queensland's recent VAD law along with his research partner Professor Lindy Willmott. This project will explore the regulation of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) as a new and important aspect of end-of-life decision-making and propose a new optimal regulatory framework for VAD in Australia. Read more

  • Have you been involved in decision-making about accessing voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in Victoria or supported a loved one through this process?

  • Are you an adult with a diagnosis of terminal illness or the family member of an adult with terminal illness?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, please contact Professor Ben White on 07 3138 4066 or email bp.white@qut.edu.au

You will need to be available for a private interview (up to 1hr) either in-person or by telephone/Zoom.

2 Participate in a study led by Monash University about VAD in Victoria

Researchers from a number of universities, led by Monash University, are involved in a four year project to evaluate the impact and consequences of the Victorian VAD law.

The Monash team want to speak to people diagnosed with a terminal illness, people who are contemplating choosing VAD and bereaved family or carers of people who have been through the VAD process.

To find out more contact the VAD Research Project on 03 9903 8286 or email vad.research@monash.edu

Participation will involve completing a questionnaire and taking part in a short interview and/or a focus group. The team may ask to follow up with you periodically.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The Team at Go Gentle Australia


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