Like an umbrella, good care shelters a person in adverse conditions,
enabling a journey from one place to another that can be shared with others.

icare represents a commitment to excellent care
to enable good living and good dying.

icare is the Care Alliance’s major information campaign featuring short videos of 15 New Zealanders who share their disability, palliative care, medical and legal perspectives highlighting the risks and fallacies of the End of Life Choice Bill.  

Dr Sinéad Donnelly 1

Palliative Care Physician

 Dr Donnelly shares how euthanasia would impact the way she works with her patients and responds to suffering

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Dr David Tripp

General Physician

 Dr Tripp shares how euthanasia would “always be the elephant in the room” in the way it impacts the care he provides for his patients.

Dr Amanda Landers

Community Palliative Care Physician

Dr Landers talks about dying, palliative care, and some of the myths around euthanasia and palliative care.

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Brett Jones RN

Mental Health Clinician

 Brett draws from his mental health nursing experience to highlight the contradiction between current mental health practices and approaches to care, and the prospect of euthanasia.

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Dr Ron Jones

Retired Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

 Dr Jones talks about the dichotomy euthanasia creates in medical practice, and the responsibility of doctors in their practice.

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Jane Rollings 1

Hospice Palliative Care Manager

 Jane reflects on an encounter she had while nursing an older lady in Hospice care who wished  – temporarily – to end her life.

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Dr John Thwaites


Dr Thwaites reflects on what the doctor-patient relationship is based on, and how euthanasia might impact that.

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Jane Rollings 2

Hospice Palliative Care Manager

Jane talks about palliative care, dignity, euthanasia, and creating compassionate communities.

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Tupu Ioane-Cleverley

Specialist General Physician

Tupu talks about the impact of euthanasia on Pacific Island peoples.

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Jannah Dennison

Mother and Children's Worker

 Jannah talks about suffering, the practice of compassion, and the impact of euthanasia.

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Huhana Hickey

Director, Advocate and Consultant

 Huhana talks about the social perceptions of disability, vulnerability, and what she values from her health professionals.

Greg Coyle

Principal Advisor, Social Services Agency

Greg talks about coercion, choice, and euthanasia.

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Tim Goulding 1


Tim talks about financial considerations and families, when people are contemplating end of life choices.

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Dr Sinéad Donnelly

Palliative Care Physician

Dr Donnelly discusses the idea of whether doctors should be involved in euthanasia.

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Kilian de Lacy

Retired Registered Nurse

 Kilian talks about the social perceptions of older persons and how that interacts with euthanasia.

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David Richmond

Professor Emeritus, Geriatric Medicine

Professor Richmond talks about how euthanasia changes the practice of medicine.

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Dion Howard

Specialist Adolescent Mental Health

Dion shares his perspective as a mental health nurse around responses to suffering and the role of nurses in providing care.
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Tim Goulding 2


Tim shares his legal experience around family law, choice, and coercion.

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