Posts Tagged ‘Dr John Kleinsman’

Sea sponges show climate on the brink since 1860

Thursday, February 8th, 2024
climate on the brink

A recent study alarmingly reveals that global temperatures have not only surpassed the critical 1.5°C threshold set by the 2015 Paris climate agreement but are also on a trajectory to exceed 2°C within this decade. Published in Nature Climate Change, the University of Western Australia’s Professor Malcolm McCulloch’s groundbreaking research utilised a unique method to Read more

Climate change responses a ploy to distract attention

Thursday, October 5th, 2023
Laudate Deum

Climate change deniers and politicians are called to note that the World’s responses to climate change have not been adequate. According to Pope Francis, nations are using climate change responses merely as a ploy to distract attention, and it’s time to get serious. The comments come in a stern warning in Laudate Deum, issued by Read more

Breaking down the stigma of mental illness

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
Mental illness

Caring for people living with mental illness is something many of us may have to do at some stage. On 9 October, the Catholic Church in New Zealand marks “Support Life Sunday.” Dr John Kleinsman, Director of the Nathaniel Centre for bioethics, says it is important this year’s campaign helps people hear those who have Read more

Expect legal action when assisted dying act comes into force

Monday, August 9th, 2021
assisted dying

New Zealand health officials are expecting legal action when the new End of Life Choice Act comes into force on 7 November this year. Ministry of Health officials have highlighted “complex and sensitive elements” to the End of Life Choice Act and incoming assisted dying regime in a briefing paper to Health Minister Andrew Little. Read more

Vote allowing assisted dying met with dismay

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) and New Zealand’s Catholic bishops conference, Hospice New Zealand, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists have all expressed dismay at the vote allowing assisted dying. NZMA says it goes against medical values and is a “step too far” for many doctors. NZMA Read more

We are not voting on law about assisted death but on a dangerous law

Monday, October 12th, 2020
Assisted death

I am not writing to tell you how to vote in the binding referendum on the End of Life Choice Act, but I hope I can be of some help so you are better informed about the Act. Firstly, though, I want to help you think about the concepts of justice, love, compassion, mercy and Read more

End of Life Choice Act will change the nature of our society

Monday, September 7th, 2020
end of life choice act

John Kleinsman, director of The Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics – an agency of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, says the conference believes it is dangerous to implement any euthanasia law. But the conference specifically takes issue with the proposed End of Life Choice Act that is the subject of the impending referendum. “I think Read more

NZ media largely failed to convey complexity of euthanasia issue

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

The New Zealand media have, to date, largely failed to convey the complexity of the euthanasia question in their mostly shallow reporting on this issue says Dr John Kleinsman. He is pleased that the Health Committee Report on the subject noted that complexity. Kleinsman is the Director of The Nathaniel Centre, the Bioethics Research Agency for Read more

Polls on euthanasia – Applying a blunt instrument to a sensitive subject

Monday, June 19th, 2017

“These polls rely on one or two very simple questions and, on a sensitive issue such as euthanasia, give people very little time or information to consider the issue in depth,” said Dr John Kleinsman. The director of the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre was commenting on a recent survey prepared for the Voluntary Euthanasia Society Read more

Kiwi reminds synod of goodness of sexuality in marriage

Friday, October 23rd, 2015
John Kleinsman - single mothers

A statement from a New Zealander on the goodness of sexual love in marriage is being considered for inclusion in the family synod’s final document. In a blog post on the New Zealand Catholic bishops’ website, Dr John Kleinsman wrote of how the synod’s working document made little mention of this goodness. He told a Read more