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Dying badly : New Zealand stories / compiled and edited by Dr Jack Havill and David Barber.

Contributor(s): Barber, David, 1937- [editor.] | Havill, Jack, 1940- [editor.] | End-of-Life Choice Society of New Zealand [issuing body,, publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Upper Hutt, New Zealand : End-of-Life Choice Society of New Zealand, 2018Description: 93 pages : colour illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780473423193; 0473423197.Subject(s): Right to die -- Moral and ethical aspects -- New Zealand | Right to die -- Law and legislation -- New Zealand | Terminal care -- New ZealandDDC classification: 344.041970993 Summary: "Polls show that at least three-quarters of New Zealanders want a law change to allow those terminally ill and suffering intolerably to end their lives painlessly and with dignity. Yet it has been 14 years since Parliament failed by just two votes to pass legislation allowing medical assistance to die and our politicians have kept their heads in the sand ever since. People continue to die cruel, agonizingly painful, deaths in New Zealand every day. Many suffer horribly for days, some for weeks, while others linger at death's door for months waiting for merciful relief. This compilation of their stories illustrates graphically why the law should be changed"--Back cover.
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"Polls show that at least three-quarters of New Zealanders want a law change to allow those terminally ill and suffering intolerably to end their lives painlessly and with dignity. Yet it has been 14 years since Parliament failed by just two votes to pass legislation allowing medical assistance to die and our politicians have kept their heads in the sand ever since. People continue to die cruel, agonizingly painful, deaths in New Zealand every day. Many suffer horribly for days, some for weeks, while others linger at death's door for months waiting for merciful relief. This compilation of their stories illustrates graphically why the law should be changed"--Back cover.

"Polls show that at least three-quarters of New Zealanders want a law change to allow those terminally ill and suffering intolerably to end their lives painlessly and with dignity. Yet it has been 14 years since Parliament failed by just two votes to pass legislation allowing medical assistance to die and our politicians have kept their heads in the sand ever since. People continue to die cruel, agonizingly painful, deaths in New Zealand every day. Many suffer horribly for days, some for weeks, while others linger at death's door for months waiting for merciful relief. This compilation of their stories illustrates graphically why the law should be changed"--Back cover.