Episode 05 – Death and Life

Episode 05 – Death and Life

This episode contains a discussion of voluntary assisted dying.

Siobhan O’Sullivan is an advocate for the under dog, for ovarian cancer patients, and actually, for each and every one of us. Siobhan is tackling the toughest of life problems: contemplating her almost certain death as a result of terminal cancer. Siobhan has shared some of her very precious time with The Impatient Podcast to discuss the insidious nature of her disease, the taboo of death talk, and the immediate need to give every Australian the option to choose death at the end of life.

We are then joined by Andrew Denton, best known as a masterful creator of Australian TV, who is now a full time advocate for Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). We discuss Andrew’s transition to advocate, the progress of VAD legislation in Australia, the role of faith in end of life care, and the impossible power dynamic that some dying patients will face in trying to reduce their unbearable pain and suffering.

This stuff must be discussed, and we are damn grateful for the people who choose to sit in the mess of death to make it better for the rest of us.

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Hosts: Nicole Cooper (@nicolecoopy) & Sean Crank (@seancrank)
Guests: Siobhan O’Sullivan; Andrew Denton for Go Gentle Australia @gogentle_aus
Music: Dean Pratt (i: @dean.pratt)

Please note that the impatient podcast contains interviews with patients who share their experiences of the Australian health system, which include personal accounts of acute and chronic health conditions