Posts Tagged ‘Medical ethics’

Olympic Gold – Is cheating here to stay? Comments 0

Friday, August 17th, 2012

New Zealanders are so happy the Valerie Adams has got her Gold. Some of them are angry about the cheating. One high profile commentator has even got himself into trouble for an “expletive-laden tweet calling for Olympics drug cheat Nadzeya Ostapchuk to hand over her shot put gold medal.” Was Ostapchuk just unlucky? The former Read more

Abortion breaches ‘do no harm’ ethic Comments 1

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

The chief executive of the Southern District Health Board has ‘stated that “abortion services would be provided closer to home”, no doubt meaning at Southland Hospital’, according to Norman MacLean, who opposes the introduction of such services. He says that the introduction of abortion services brings a “conflict of conscience” for many staff members, is opposed Read more

Free funerals for organ donors, says advocate Comments 0

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Government-paid funerals for organ donors is one idea being floated to encourage Kiwis to donate. Andy Tookey from GiveLife NZ, a organisation that advocates for a more effective organ donor system, says those who donate need to be rewarded. In a statement released today, Tookey said he believes organ donors funerals should be paid for Read more

Euthanasia – NZ Catholic Bishops speak out Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Legalising euthanasia would introduce a whole new, and dangerous, dimension to society, said the New Zealand Catholic Bishops. One of the dangers is that the demand for euthanasia cannot be limited to a carefully defined group and vulnerable members of the community would be put at risk. Archbishop John Dew, President of the New Zealand Read more