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OCD and Shopping

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment center for OCD, he was barely functioning. Using exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy he tackled his hierarchy and slowly but surely…

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Another Threat to Conscience Rights for Medical Professionals

2012 New York Times:  “Instead of attempting to legalize physician-assisted suicide, we should focus our energies on what really matters: improving care for the dying — ensuring that all patients can openly talk with their physicians and families about their wishes and have access to high-quality palliative or hospice care before they suffer needless medical procedures. 721 more words

Medical Ethics

Dealing with death

One week out from a general election, our politicians just can’t seem to stay away from life and death issues.

Last week, it was abortion. This week, National MP Simon O’Connor got himself into hot water over the issue of euthanasia. 597 more words

New Zealand

Ethics With Em: Assisted Suicide

Assisted suicide was a topic that raised a wide ranging set of opinions in our group discussions.  Many in the group thought it was a sick concept and condemned those who utilized the option of assisted suicide.   1,407 more words


How the Media Promote (Some) Suicides — Family First NZ

First Things 1 September 2017Family First Comment: An excellent insight…..“When some suicides are promoted in media, law, and popular culture as a social good—as assisted suicides are—that can have an unintended effect on suicidal people who do not qualify for “assistance” under the law….“Due in part to the media’s promotion campaign, suicide has become a…

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You Don’t Discourage Suicide by Assisting Suicide — Family First NZ

Media Release 11 Sep 2017 Family First NZ is warning that there is a ‘social contagion’ aspect to suicide – assisted or non-assisted – and that we need more discussion about suicide prevention, not euthanasia.

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New york court rules against doctors and physicians assisting terminally ill patients to take their life.

New York’s ban on assisted suicide will stand after the state’s highest court on Thursday rejected arguments from terminally ill patients who say they should have the right to seek life-ending drugs from a doctor. 124 more words