Year: 1993 Source: Palliative Medicine, v.7, (1993), p.35-37 SIEC No: 19950497

A Select Committee of the Parliament of South Australia, considering revisions to legislation governing care of the dying, did not support allowing doctors to assist suicide. They recommended that no liability attach to the provision of reasonable palliative care which happens to shorten life. The Committee affirmed the suggestion that positive open orders to provide “good palliative care” should replace “do not resuscitate” orders. (1 ref)