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Dr McPhee: the conversation we need to have

By Dr Ian McPhee, clinical senior lecturer at Sydney Medical School and anaesthetist in provincial practice in NSW. I am a medical specialist with advanced cancer. In a career begun more than 35 years ago, I have seen death in all its guises.For many, palliative care...

Governor Jerry Brown’s change of heart

In October 2015, Californian Governor Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminarian, signed off on a voluntary euthanasia law after spending 12 days questioning his moral position and seeking advice from various experts. Governor Jerry Brown showed compassion when he signed the Californian End of Life...