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End-of-Life legislation

ACT leader David Seymour's End of Life Choice Bill has now been lodged in the members’ ballot in Parliament and Hon. Maryan Street's Private Members' Bill, entitled End-of-Life Choice, has been updated to the End-of-Life Options Bill.

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Lecretia Seales

Lecretia Seales believed ill people enduring intolerable suffering with no hope of recovery should have the choice to request assistance to end their lives.

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People were asked how they feel about aid-in-dying laws. 

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Plan for the best, prepare for the worst

Most of us know that we need to have a Will and let our partner and/or children or close kin/friends know whether we want to be buried or cremated, and what type of accompanying service, if any, we would like. 

"Guide to Dying – Your Way"

This guide is designed to encourage you to think deeply about what you do and don’t want for yourself if worse comes to worst, and to help you put your affairs in order to increase the likelihood of achieving the death you choose, rather than leaving it all to chance.

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A collection of articles, from New Zealand and around the world, about Physician-assisted dying (PAD) and End-of-Life choice (EOLC).

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“Lacking a coherent view of how people might live successfully all the way to their very end, we have allowed our fates to be controlled by the imperatives of medicine, technology, and strangers.”

– Dr. Atul Gawande

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Advance directives: some issues to consider

Dr Phillipa Malpas, of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, discusses the importance of reminding health professionals to involve patients in the planning of decisions around their medical treatment.

Our stories

Real people talk about they think about death, dying and dignity.

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Letters written in support of the End-of-Life Choice Bill.

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Newsletters and Annual Reports

The latest newsletters and Annual Reports for End-Of-Life Choice.

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Rules of the Society

Related websites

Local and offshore websites that deal with issues of Physician-assisted dying (PAD) and End-of-Life choice (EOLC).

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