Tag: End of Life Choice Bill

Disabled lives are worth living – euthanasia implies otherwise

by Claire Freeman, Stuff, 15 December 2017 While it is commendable that we are discussing euthanasia, we need to be extremely careful not to make assumptions about the quality of life of others like myself – people with grievous and irremediable medical conditions. When the majority of health professionals believe that lives like mine are not worth… Read more »

Dr Sinead Donnelly: Palliative medicine uses morphine with care

by Sinead Donnelly, The New Zealand Herald, 15 December 2017 Politicians do great harm to the perception of medical practice, and instil unnecessary fear and anxiety in the minds of the public, by promulgating, on national television, incorrect, misleading and unsubstantiated statements. “By promoting the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide, David Seymour’s bill is… Read more »