Hospice Care

Hospice Care by Carrie Gordon Earll CitizenLink.com Hospice provides support and care for persons in the last phases of incurable diseases so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Recognizing death as part of the normal process of living, hospice focuses on maintaining the quality of remaining life, neither hastening nor postponing the inevitable. Hospice exists in …

What You Need to Know About Terri Schiavo

What You Need to Know About Terri Schiavo by Carrie Gordon Earll CitizenLink.com Terri Schiavo’s fight for life was widely publicized in the media but do you know the facts? Terri Schindler Schiavo died on March 31, 2005 after 13 days of court-ordered dehydration. She was a 41-year-old disabled Florida woman at the center of an ongoing legal dispute between …

Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Stories Behind the Issue

Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Stories Behind the Issue by Carrie Gordon Earll CitizenLink.com Supporters of physician-assisted suicide often tell emotive stories of terminally ill patients who ask a doctor to help them die. These stories communicate that an early, premeditated death is the best, and perhaps the only option for the patient. However, a growing number of medical professionals who work …

The Dutch Disaster

The Dutch Disaster by Carrie Gordon Earll CitizenLink.com Euthanasia advocates argue that strict guidelines will protect the dependent, disabled and elderly from family members or medical professionals who deem their lives are no longer worth living. These “right to die” supporters point to Holland, where physicians have practiced physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia for more than two decades. While euthanasia and …

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by Carrie Gordon Earll CitizenLink.com Should physicians be granted the power to intentionally end the lives of their patients? Recent proposals to legalize physician-assisted suicide have raised this question and triggered intense legal, medical and social debate. For some individuals, the debate is fueled by their fear that medical technology may someday keep them alive past …

Thinking euthanasia? Think again

This video explores why euthanasia is not medicine, how it completely changes the nature of healthcare, and why it’s the last thing we want or need in NZ.