Doctors & Nurses Tag

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‘Fade to Black’ in Port Macquarie

The documentary ‘Fade to Black’ is coming to Australian cinemas this August. ‘Fade to Black’ (1.5 hours) follows the travails of Peter Short, who mounted a personal campaign for legalising voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in the lead up to his death in December 2014. In addition...

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DWD Central Coast quarterly meeting

DWD Central Coast quarterly meeting When: Friday 18 August 10 am to 12 noon Topic: Advance care directives: a local perspective - Procedures at public hospitals on the Central Coast Speaker: Mr Peter Cleasby, Chairperson, Central Coast Local Health District Advance Care Planning Committee The focus is on the importance of having an...

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‘Fade to black’: Peter Short’s legacy

The documentary 'Fade to Black' is coming to Australian cinemas this August. It will be taken on a nationwide tour with screenings in every capital city followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Jeremy Ervine and a selection of special guests. The NSW screenings are: Thursday 3 August 1 pm and 6.30 pm...

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NSW Nurses & Midwives declare support for VAD

Hundreds of nurses and midwives have considered the moral and ethical challenges of assisted dying and voted in support of the need for legislative change to occur in New South Wales. More than 500 delegates attending the 72nd Annual Conference of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association...

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Speak to your MP about VAD – Sydney forum

On Thursday 13 July, 2017 at 6pm - 7:30pm a forum was held in the NSW Parliament House Theatre to discuss the final draft of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill (draft 21!) which will be presented to the Upper House in the second sitting week...

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Canada’s law, one year on

by Dr. David Amies In June 2016, the federal government of Canada passed its medical assistance in dying (MAID) bill, thereby allowing certain persons to obtain help from their doctors to end their lives. The new law disappointed many activists because it was seen as too restrictive, but in...

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Church and States battle

There are non-religious people who are wary of introducing voluntary assisted dying laws, but the Catholic strain is obvious and contentious. It was the organisation and funding from the broad Catholic church – as well fierce opposition from the AMA and concern from some Indigenous groups...

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Californian law operating well.

According to according to a report just released by the Californian Department of Public Health, 111 people in California took their own lives using lethal prescriptions during the first six months of a law that allows terminally ill people to request life-ending drugs from their...

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AMA past president supports VAD

Photo of Professor Brian Owler thanks to SMH photo by Andrew Meares Neurosurgeon and the immediate past federal president of the AMA and a former head of the NSW body, Professor Brian Owler says it was the “terrible death” of his father that convinced him to...