Professor Ilora Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, was one of two international keynote speakers at the AMA (WA) End-of-Life Choices and Palliative Care Symposium held earlier this month. Photo: AMA WA.

By Amanda Murthy, with the Australian Medical Association
“Assisted dying has no place in medical practice – doctors should not be the gatekeepers – the judgements required go beyond their professional competence and providing lethal drugs is incompatible with clinical care.”
Those were the words of University of Cardiff Professor of Palliative Medicine and an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords Professor Ilora Finlay, Baroness Finlay of Llandaff during her

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