Stances and statements of medical societies and colleges towards voluntary euthanasia or medically assisted dying.



Doctors Reform Society of Australia Supportive
Palliative Care Australia                                                                                                          "Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide are not part of palliative care practice"              Opposed
Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine                                                            "The discipline of Palliative Medicine does not include the practice of euthanasia or assisted suicide"          Opposed
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners                                                                           "RACGP does not have a formal position on euthanasia or assisted suicide"  Neutral
Royal Australasian College of Physicians No formal policy
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists                                                             "Nothing in this position statement should be taken as explicit or implied support of the legalisation of PAS by the RANZCP" Neutral
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists No formal position
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons No formal policy
Australian Medical Association Opposed


American Medical Women's Association Supportive
Declaration of Geneva Neutral
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine                                            

A position of "studied neutrality"

Oregon Hospice Association Neutral
World Medical Association Opposed