National Palliative Care Week 2019

It is with good reason that anyone who has experienced palliative care – either for themselves or for a loved one – is very appreciative…  Many even have positive and life-giving, though often incredibly sorrowful, memories of it.  Continue reading

Doctors not permitted to object to euthanasia: Ontario Court

Ontario courts and its College of Physicians and Surgeons are so committed to euthanasia and assisted suicide that they would prefer that doctors trained in oncology, cardiology, neurology and palliative care hang up their stethoscopes and move into areas where their skills are not necessarily in demand, or quit the profession altogether, than exercise their practice in accordance with their beliefs.  Continue reading

Public support for euthanasia drops when more information is given

A new poll released in New Zealand demonstrates how public ‘support’ for euthanasia plummets when people are asked detailed questions about the issue, and in particular, are asked questions that go beyond the usual euphemisms and motherhood statements that are normally put to the public. Continue reading

Who is dying under the Netherlands’ euthanasia regime?

Statistics relating to euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands in 2018 have been released, and are available on the Euthanasia Commission website. Continue reading

No real choice in palliative care funding

The WA government has announced a small increase in palliative care funding and a future Palliative Care Summit of professionals, consumers and stakeholders to “explore ideas to improve and strengthen palliative care for all Western Australians.”  No details about the summit, including the date, have been announced. Continue reading

Assisted suicide: a lucrative live organ market?

Euthanasia and assisted suicide have opened up a whole new world of organ donation, creating a new and burgeoning source from which donor programs can receive bodies. Continue reading

Canada: one person euthanised every three hours

At least 2614 people were killed by euthanasia in the ten months between 1 January and 31 October 2018, data released by Health Canada has shown.  This equates to about one person dying by lethal injection every three hours, and – alarmingly – does not include statistics for the whole country. Continue reading

Dying before care approved, lotteries for medical equipment: the appalling state of Qld palliative care

A group of experienced, palliative medicine physicians in Queensland has revealed the alarming condition of palliative care services in the state. Continue reading

Euthanasia is not palliative care

The latest tactic from euthanasia activists in their long and relentless march to gain public acceptance for doctors to kill their patients is to co-opt the practice of palliative care and conflate it with euthanasia and assisted suicide. The strategy is to normalise euthanasia as a legitimate practice within the field of palliative care.   Continue reading

Don’t say euthanasia or assisted suicide: WA Panel

“The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.”  George Orwell, Politics and the English Language. Continue reading