Last month palliative care specialist Ghauri Aggarwal spoke at a seminar on palliative care and assisted dying organised by MercatorNet at the New South Wales Parliament building. This is a slightly abridged version of her presentation.
We are lucky to live in the 21st Century. Curing and prevention of disease and prolongation of life are achievable. We look to medicine to save our lives and to live longer.
The consequence, however, is that the community expects this, even demands this. And if it is not available they are terrified.
What is it that they are terrified of? Dying badly, dying without control.