Posts Tagged ‘Nathaniel Centre’

Euthanasia: “Catholics can keep their opinions to themselves” Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Catholics are trying to dominate the euthanasia debate, says Heather du Plessis-Allan. As far as she is concerned they can keep their opinions to themselves. Du Plessis-Allan was commenting on a piece in Wellington’s DomPost, More than a moral dilemma: The religious and community views on euthanasia. She is the host of NewtalkZB’s morning programme in Read more

Euthanasia: Catholic agencies are the progressive voice Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Representatives of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) presented their reservations about David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill to the Justice Select Committee on Tuesday. Bishop Charles Drennan, Dr Caroline Newson, who works in acute psychiatry medicine, Dr John Kleinsman and researcher Dr Sue Buckley from the Nathaniel Institute made submissions. Drennan talked Read more

Abortion is both a health and a justice issue Bishops say Comments 0

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference  (NZCBC) and its centre of bioethics, The Nathaniel Centre say that abortion is both a health and a justice issue and it should continue to be treated by the law as such. Their concern is that that making abortion purely a health issue would limit or remove the rights of the unborn Read more

NZ media largely failed to convey complexity of euthanasia issue Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Euthanasia -Present law not perfect but it is a clear bright line. Comments 0

Friday, November 11th, 2016
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“The current law may not be perfect but it provides a clear bright line. Moving the bright line of prohibition would create far more problems than it would ever solve.” This was the conclusion of the oral submission made by Dr John Kleinsman to the Health Select Committee on behalf of the The Nathaniel Centre, Read more

Euthanasia assisted suicide – video examines complexities Comments 0

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The Nathaniel Centre has produced an 8 minute video, “Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Real Life Implications”. It is designed to stimulate discussion and help viewers appreciate the complexity of the issue by raising questions that are often not explored in the overly simplistic and emotive way that the debate is too often presented by New Zealand media. In the Read more

Incurable pain: Is euthanasia the answer? Comments 1

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Christchurch psychologist Dr Mark Ottley, says the best medications, psychological help and palliative care did not always work for patients. Ottley leads psychological pain management services at Southern Rehab. He outlined his views in a submission to the Health Select Committee inquiry into euthanasia legislation. Confusion of Terminology The director of The Nathaniel Centre Dr John Kleinsman Read more

Saying yes to assisted suicide dangerous Comments 0

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Saying yes to voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide would take New Zealand into dangerous territory, and was open to significant abuse, said Dr John Kleinsman. “The legalisation of voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide is not merely a matter of individual choice and should not be based on high-profile individual tragic cases, such as the Lecretia Read more

Cardinal Dew – Be informed about latest attempt to introduce euthanasia Comments 0

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

In recent weeks a statement of claim has been filed in the High Court seeking a ruling to determine whether a GP can lawfully administer a lethal dose of drugs to a person who is terminally ill. Our bioethics agency, the Nathaniel Centre, is a member of the Care Alliance, which is an alliance of Read more