New Zealand must place care over fear

“Truly patient-centred care always asks the question ‘why’ in response to suffering. This essential process of exploration and understanding breaks down fear and builds up hope.”

Contrary to advancing better healthcare, Seymour’s Bill short cuts the process of care. It disregards any genuine focus on patient needs, and simply amplifies a person’s fear of dying and becoming disabled. To the contrary, when people’s fears and other needs are addressed in a holistic way, then people change their mind about euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Read our full press release here.