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Whanganui doctor: The medical profession needs a No vote in End of Life Choice referendum

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“The End of Life Choice Referendum requires us to vote for or against the 2019 Act coming into force…Many statements, comments and perspectives have been presented and it can be confusing for us to weigh them and come to a yes/no conclusion. ”

The main benefit of assisted dying has been described as “complement[ing] the limitations of palliative care when suffering can no longer be relieved.”

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Euthanasia – What happens when prognosis for a terminal illness is wrong?

“Glenn’s doctors gave him a prognosis of six months to live three times over a period of nearly nine years. Prognosis cannot only be a little off, it can be flat out wrong. Would euthanasia have been legal, Glenn could have ended his life with years still left ahead of him. He would have missed out on so much, as would his wife and young daughter.”  

When prognosis is wrong – Glenn's story #DefendNZ Documentary

#WATCH : Glenn’s doctors gave him a prognosis of six months to live three times over a period of nearly nine years. Prognosis cannot only be a little off, it can be flat out wrong. Would euthanasia have been legal, Glenn could have ended his life with years still left ahead of him. He would have missed out on so much, as would his wife and young daughter.

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Authorised by Catherine Hallagan, 42 Campbell St, Karori, Wellington, 6012

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NZHPA: Submission to the Health Select Committee Investigation into Ending One’s Life in New Zealand

The New Zealand Health Select Committee conducted an inquiry into ‘Ending One’ s Life in New Zealand ‘ between June 2015 and February 2016. The Select Committee investigated 1) factors that contribute to the desire to end one’ s life, 2) the effectiveness of services and

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