Victorian Inquiry into End of Life Choices

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Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.

 

29 July 2015

Recommendations

  1. Patients and their carers should be assisted to develop realistic expectations of surgery, its objectives, and its potential outcomes.
  2. Members of the community should be better informed about Advanced Care Directives, and encouraged and assisted to put one in place before the need arises.
  3. Surgeons and other healthcare professionals should honour the wishes of the patient as expressed in an Advanced Care Directive.
  4. RACS will continue to educate and support surgeons in the multidisciplinary environment in which end of life decisions are made.
  5. RACS does not have a position on euthanasia as an organisation. RACS does however require that its members act in accordance with existing legislation.