Posts Tagged ‘Voluntary Assisted Dying’

Why I hope NSW does not embrace voluntary assisted dying

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Voluntary Assisted Dying

When faced with the terminal suffering of someone you love, almost nothing else matters. I understand the pain. The renewed debate about voluntary assisted dying in NSW is personal for me – my mother died earlier this year following a battle with a terrible disease over a number of years. There were days when I Read more

Faith-based hospitals denied a say in patient deaths

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
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Faith-based hospitals in Queensland will not be able to deny entry to outside ­doctors to help terminally ill ­patients die, new legislation proposes. The Queensland government has rejected pleas by the churches for institutional protection from the widest voluntary assisted dying law to go before an Australian parliament. The legislation leaves the private, church-backed institutions Read more