Posts Tagged ‘Assisted suicide’

Hospices, palliative care facilities offer physician assisted suicide Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

A Vancouver medical authority’s hospice and palliative care facilities now include a medically assisted death provision. The Fraser Health Board’s decision to impose the provision on their facilities has been widely criticised. A number of people have rejected the decision. They include Vancouver’s Archbishop J. Michael Miller, the director of Fraser Health Board’s palliative care Read more

Euthanasia – Bishop Drennan calls on young people to get involved in the discussion Comments 0

Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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The Bishop of Palmerston North is encouraging senior students in Catholic schools to get involved in the debate on euthanasia and to make submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill. Bishop Charles Drennan has sent out a letter to year 13 students in Catholic Colleges, suggesting they get involved in the discussion that is currently occurring Read more

Why we didn’t back the euthanasia bill Comments 0

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Throughout this term of Parliament it has been my privilege to serve as chair of the health committee. Over the last two years, it has been my responsibility to lead the inquiry into assisted suicide and euthanasia as requested by a petition to Parliament. I led a group of dedicated MPs from a cross-section of Read more

Why I don’t support euthanasia (and you shouldn’t either) Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
Shakira Hussein

Euthanasia marginalises an already vulnerable group and should not be legalised. A report from a Victorian parliamentary committee is expected to recommend legislative changes that would permit assisted dying. The stage for such change has already been set through a series of recent media articles and public events. Earlier this year, The Age reported the case of 55-year-old Read more

Euthanasia Report makes one important recommendation Comments 0

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017
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The New Zealand Parliament Health Committee’s report on Euthanasia has made a single recommendation. Read the report. “The Health Committee has considered Petition 2014/18 of Hon Maryan Street and 8,974 others and recommends that the House take note of its report.” The the Committee recognises that that  euthanasia is a very complicated, very divisive, and Read more

10 questions for David Seymour Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017
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An extreme version of a very bad idea is how Matthew Jansen describes David Seymour’s “End of Life Choice Bill”. Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance made the comment in a media release, 12 July, launching the “Ten questions for David Seymour” campaign. The campaign, designed to prompt New Zealand Members of Parliament to give Read more

Medical treatment or assisted suicide? Its about cost say insurers Comments 0

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Medical treatment is guaranteed when you buy medical insurance. That’s what you think, anyway. You decide what you want or can afford and pay for it. If it comes to paying up though,  your insurers might have a way out. Assisted suicide. Assisted suicide is cheaper than treatment. A Nevada-based specialist, Prof. T. Brian Callister Read more

End of Life Choice Bill will erode end of life choices Comments 0

Monday, June 12th, 2017
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Reacting to news that David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill has been drawn from the Ballot today, the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre argues it will undermine the life choices for many should it become law. “We have grave concerns about the unintended consequences of the proposed legislation”, warns Director of The Nathaniel Centre Read more

Palliative care practitioners speak out against euthanasia and assisted suicide Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

More than 30 of Australia and New Zealand’s top palliative care practitioners have joined forces to oppose the introduction of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, describing the practice as “unnecessary and unsafe”. It was a response to an opinion piece recently published in the MJA by Palliative Care Specialist, Professor Emeritus Ian Maddocks, who asked Read more

Hawaii’s Senate supports assisted suicide bill Comments 0

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Hawaii’s Senate supports an assisted suicide bill. This is despite Hawaiian Catholic Conference warnings it could put vulnerable people at risk. The Conference says it could also change the nature of medicine. “Physicians are seen as trusted health advisors, and this bill undermines this relationship, creating suspicion and uncertainty for Hawaii’s patients,” said Deacon Walter Read more