COTA Victoria appreciates this opportunity to provide feedback on the development of Victoria’s new end of life care framework and improving end of life care. The revision of the framework is an opportunity to reaffirm and promote the importance and value of quality of life until end of life for all. Through public consultations and community discourse, guiding principles can also promote and communicate the universal values of dignity, respect, humanity, community, choice and care – in end of life.
This submission addresses the central question of: What principles should guide the End of Life Care Framework? As the key representative organisation for older people in Victoria our comments and feedback on the five feature areas in the discussion paper, is informed by the voices of older people within our community.