Dr Lancee: I stood up for what is right. People are still suffering

Dr Lancee: I stood up for what is right. People are still suffering

by Dr Alida Lancee MBBS (UWA), FRACGP

“Almost two years ago, I decided to stand up for those of us who have died, are dying and will die in a way none of us would find acceptable. Since then, sadly, hundreds of Western Australians have suffered a needlessly painful and distressing death. Their loved ones know exactly what I am talking about….This needless end-of-life suffering is avoidable through law reform. A law that allows a dying person to ask for medical assistance to die more quickly.”

Read Opinion Piece by Dr Lancee in The West Australian 4 August 2018 

Dr Alida Lancee, a GP practicing in Fremantle, who admitted giving a lethal injection to a terminally ill patient has been cleared by the Medical Board of wrongdoing. Dr Lancee said the Board had concluded that she provided appropriate care to a female patient and did not hasten her death.

Click for article ‘Perth pro-euthanasia Dr Alida Lancee cleared of wrongdoing by Medical Board’ in The West Australian 28 July 2018

Click for Dr Lancee’s open letter to her colleagues published in Australian Doctor 8 September 2016

Click for Dr Lancee’s piece included in Go Gentle Australia’s book ‘The Damage Done’

Featured photo: Professor Brian Owler, Dr Alida Lancee and Andrew Denton (left to right)