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GP Survey explores end of life decisions – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on July 24th, 2015.

A new survey of New Zealand GPs shows that many make decisions about end of life care that may indirectly or directly hasten death. Caring for a patient at the end of their life is an unenviable challenge faced by many general practitioners. A new survey by researchers at the University of Auckland has canvassed […]

Euthanasia in New Zealand – expert views

John Kerr posted in on November 24th, 2011.

Record numbers of suicides among elderly people and controversies such as the sentencing of academic Sean Davison for “counseling and procuring” the suicide of his terminally ill mother, Patricia, have re-ignited the debate over euthanasia. Jump to updated comments from New Zealand experts. Today Davison was sentenced for assisting his mother to commit suicide — […]

Experts on recommendation to legalise euthanasia in Canada

John Kerr posted in on November 23rd, 2011.

Last week, the Royal Society of Canada released the final report of their expert panel on end-of-life decision making. The report lists several recommendations, among them that assisted suicide and euthanasia be legalized. The report is available here. Our colleagues at the Science Media Centre Canada collected the following comments: Wayne Sumner, Emeritus Professor of […]

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