#committedtocare

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 20 New Zealanders who share their disability, palliative care, medical and legal perspectives highlighting the risks and fallacies of the End of Life Choice Bill.  

Claire Freeman

PhD student, AUT

The first video in the “icare” series, Claire shares her story about becoming disabled, living with a disability, and how her experiences inform her perspective on the End of Life Choice Bill.

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Dr Sinéad Donnelly

Palliative Care Physician

The second video in “icare” series, 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

The third video in the “icare” series. 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 Martin Sullivan 1

Research Associate

The fourth video in “icare” series, Dr Sullivan shares his experience of discrimination against persons with disability, ageism, and the danger euthanasia poses in this context.

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Dr Martin Sullivan 2

Research Associate

The fifth video in the “icare” series, Dr Sullivan reflects on the impact of the legalization of euthanasia on the relationship disabled people have with their doctors.

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Dr Amanda Landers

Community Palliative Care Physician

The sixth video in the Care Alliance’s “icare” series, Amanda 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

The seventh video in the Care Alliance’s “icare” series, 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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Wendi Wicks

Convenor of Not Dead Yet Aotearoa

The eighth video in the Care Alliance’s “icare” series, Wendi talks about the relation between disability and the End of Life Choice Bill, and what motivates that.

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Dr Ron Jones

Retired Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

The ninth video in the Care Alliance’s “icare” series, 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

Hospice Palliative Care Manager

The tenth video in the Care Alliance’s “icare” series, Jane reflects on an encounter she has as a nurse with an older lady in Hospice care who wished to end her life, and the response Jane gave.

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Dr John Thwaites

Geriatrician

The eleventh video in the Care Alliance’s “icare” series, Dr Thwaites reflects on what the doctor-patient relationship is based on, and how euthanasia might impact that.

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Jane Rollings

Hospice Palliative Care Manager

The twelfth video in the Care Alliance’s “icare” series, Jane talks about palliative care, dignity, euthanasia, and creating compassionate communities.

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For more information contact Dr Peter Thirkell

027 563 5086

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