Category: News

New Zealand ranked 3rd best in world for palliative care

by Care Alliance, 9 October 2015 New Zealand is the third best country in the world for palliative care, according to a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The United Kingdom and Australia are ranked first and second respectively, and Ireland is fourth. The United States is ninth.The report considered data in five categories… Read more »

Most families are loving and caring. But sadly some are not.

by Baroness Ilora Finlay, President of the British Medical Association, The Economist, 22 June 2015 Jenny (not her real name) was a week or so short of her sixtieth birthday when she came into the hospice. She had advanced cancer and she, and her family, knew the end was close. And her family were devoted. Not… Read more »

Euthanasia law change ‘dangerous’

The Bay of Plenty Times reports on a meeting of 100 people in Tauranga who heard from Dr Thurlow and Dr Kleinsman that legalising assisted suicide would take New Zealand into irreversible “dangerous territory”. Read more.