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The complex euthanasia debate

The inherent conflict between self-determination and the sanctity of life makes the law far from simple.  Euthanasia and assisting another in committing suicide are both highly emotive and contentious issues. Certainly, a clinician confronted with a request by a client ...

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Call for discussion on euthanasia

Australia is witnessing a shift in public attitudes to possibly support euthanasia for people with dementia, says a leading expert on healthcare ethics. Chair in nursing at Deakin University, Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone, said alarmist and negative framing of Alzheimer’s disease ...

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Call for more classes on life’s final chapter

A leading educator says nurses and other health professionals need to be taught more about how different cultural groups approach death and dying, reports Linda Belardi. Renowned healthcare ethics expert Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone has called for a component of death ...

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