Volunteer Assisted Dying update

Share to

18 June, 2019

Shared by Redcliffe Uniting Church

The Qld Govt is considering VAD. This will have impacts on the Uniting Church's hospitals and Nursing homes. With this in mind the Church instituted a consultation process over this issue earlier in the year. The consultation document was very well put together. I want to thank members of the RUC community that put in submissions.

The final report and recommendations - to be considered at Synod - is now available. I must say, in all my years with the Uniting Church this is the best consultation report I can remember. The document fairly sums up responses, frames everything Biblically and theologically, and brings the majority option to the Synod, that the Qld UC should not support VAD in it's institutions, but we should have compassion and care on anyone in our sphere who does choose this option. It is well worth a read.