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World Right to Die Day 2 November 2023

01 Nov 2023 11:33 AM | EOLC Admin (Administrator)

“To me assisted dying in New Zealand has meant that a person dying of a terminal illness can face the last few weeks or months of their disease knowing that they won't have to suffer unnecessarily--they can take what might have been a bad death, and with medical help, turn it into a gentle, peaceful one.”  

— Dr Gary Payinda

The End-of-Life Choice Society NZ very much appreciates having Dr Payinda as one of its members. His outspoken, public advocacy forassisted dying rights has undoubtedly helped move our legislation forward to date and will continue to do so in the future.

“Being involved with assisted dying and dealing with people and their extended families at the end of their lives has made me a more grounded practitioner and a better human being.” 

— Dr Stanley Koshy

New Zealand thanks Dr Koshy who has been an advocate for assisted dying legalisation for many years, never shying away from public declaration. We are extremely grateful for his compassion and for the importance he gives to patient autonomy.


  • 01 Nov 2023 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    What would we do without our kind and compassionate assisted dying doctors? They do not patronise: they listen and assess.
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