No more excuses

“Big Four” accounting firm KPMG has found that a significant investment in palliative care will actually save governments health care costs. Continue reading

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

“For something like this to happen in somebody’s home in 2020 is just absolutely shocking and appalling.” Continue reading

Heads, I win; tails, you lose.

“Heads, I win; tails, you lose” is a fun game to play with young children because they often don’t realise that the way the game has been set up, it’s impossible for them to win.  No matter what they choose, they end up losing. Continue reading

Canada: the real story on euthanasia

“The impact of normalised euthanasia on our day to day clinical work in palliative care has been profound. Continue reading

Conscience rights need urgent clarification

New Zealanders will soon go to the polls to decide whether to allow the legalisation of euthanasia in that country. Continue reading

Coronavirus and the elder abuse crisis in Queensland

News has emerged this week of a further unforeseen consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic in relation to elderly and vulnerable Queensland residents. Continue reading

Six times more deaths than COVID-19

In Ontario, Canada in March 2020, 33 people died from COVID-19.  In the same month, 199 people died from euthanasia. Continue reading

Euthanasia push during COVID-19 crisis

While the rest of the country and indeed the rest of the world are putting plans on hold while we battle through the COVID-19 crisis and begin the slow process to recovery – of health, of social interaction and of the economy – those pushing for euthanasia and assisted suicide in Tasmania are pushing full steam ahead. Continue reading

How did we end up here?

Doctors in the Netherlands will no longer be prosecuted for euthanising patients with advanced dementia in circumstances where the patient has previously provided written consent.  A Dutch Supreme Court’s ruling confirms a lower court’s decision last year that a patient no longer needs to express a current wish to die. Continue reading

Is COVID-19 masking breaches of euthanasia safeguards?

Whilst some euthanasia and assisted suicide services have been paused or stopped completely during the COVID-19 pandemic, news from some jurisdictions indicates that euthanasia providers are using this opportunity to get around various ‘safeguards’ when it comes to providing access to euthanasia and assisted suicide. Continue reading