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Dr Jacky Davis, Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying. Consultant radiologist Whittington Hospital; Member BMA Council; Member BMA ethics committee; Chair of Healthcare Professionals for Assisted Dying Board member Dignity in Dying.

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From the right of women to access abortion and contraception to the right of the terminally ill to die with dignity, there are few issues in medical ethics that are not influenced by the voices of faith groups. But to what extent should "religious freedom" be accommodated in healthcare? And how can we ensure that patient care is always prioritised over religious concerns? In October 2018, the National Secular Society and Secular Education Forum held a joint conference on healthcare and secularism. To find out more about their work in this area please visit their website.


It is not only former Australian of the year Prof. Fiona Stanley who supports Voluntary Assisted Dying. GP and former Liberal MP Mal Washer, Busselton GP Ian Catto, neurologist Rob Edis and Bunbury GP Mary Collins believe West Australians should have the choice not to suffer at the end of life. Source: Go Gentle Australia


Warning: Contains explicit language

This is so so sad. Annie and Lilly's mum starved to death because she didn't have the choice of assisted dying. "No f*cking kids should have to watch their mother die like that."


Most men diagnosed or undiagnosed with Prostate Cancer will “probably die of something else". In darkish humour, Dave Mullan suggests that ain't necessarily so and urges viewers to contact their MP to keep the NZ End of Life Bill moving along.


Dr Stefanie Green describes the Canadian experience of medical assistance in dying, andc provides statistics at the The World Federation of Right to Die Societies Conference in October 2018.


Why is it that 74% of New Zealanders want a law which allows them to receive medical aid to die when they are at the end of a terminal illness? Ask Esther - she'll tell you.

Esther Richards has brain cancer with no treatments left and no relief from future pain – she asks, "Where to from here?" Now terminal, Esther explains why she is fighting for End of Life Choice for herself and fellow sufferers. “I wanted to live – now I want to die as the person I am - I’m not willing to go through terminal sedation.”


A discussion between three leaders from the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism, Islam): Dr Taj Hargey, Director of the Muslim education centre for Oxford; Revd Canon Rosie Harper, Rector of Great Missenden, member of General Synod; Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, Leader of the reformed synagogue in Maidenhead.

Chaired by Robert Ince, Unitarian, and president of the International Association for Religious Freedom. The film was sponsored by My Death, My Decision and premiered at the MDMD London meeting 27th April 2019. MDMD give permission for this film to be screened at events discussing assisted dying issues.



Dave Mullan shares a whimsical introduction to common confusion between "prostrate" and "prostate" and an appeal for the End of Life Choice Bill to be urgently supported in the NZ Parliament.


Dave Mullan has had prostate cancer for 16 years. All at once his PSA has shot up an unprecedented amount. This prompts a short appeal to encourage NZ people to contact their Member of Parliament to support the NZ End of Life Choice Bill.


Philip Patston wants to have a voice in the End Of Life Choice Bill. As a disabled person Philip wants the choice, if he were in unbearable pain or suffering, to end his life in a way and at the time that he chooses.


An 82-year-old cancer patient recently discussed with Dr. Gary Rodin, Head of Supportive Care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, her decision to receive Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID).



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