Small self-selected online survey find some medical supporters of assisted suicide

first_imgOf the 300 doctors who took part, 37 per cent supported legalising AD in New Zealand. Among the 470 nurses, 67 per cent were in favour. However, if it were to become legalised in this country, training programmes and protocol should be established well in advance. up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox. These included having enough health workers trained and willing in the practice, clear protections within legislation for professionals, and guidelines and standards for practice. Those respondents also overwhelmingly saw the provision of most of that support as the responsibility of the medical and nursing professional bodies. The study, published in the NZ Medical Journal, highlighted barriers to legal AD.center_img The study involved an online survey in which there were 770 replies. The authors noted that many doctors still opposed AD, suggesting it remained far off in New Zealand. Third of NZ doctors support assisted dying – studyTVNZ One News 2 June 2017Family First Comment: Sheesh – pretty desperate for supporters of assisted suicide to promote this study!“The study involved an online survey in which there were 770 replies. Of the 300 doctors who took part, 37 per cent supported legalising AD in New Zealand. Among the 470 nurses, 67 per cent were in favour.”Hardly a voice of the medical profession!Over a third of New Zealand doctors and two-thirds of nurses support legalising assisted dying, according to an Auckland University study.Of those who would be willing in principle to provide assisted dying (AD) services, most said there should be ethical and practical support available to doctors and nurses making those decisions.That would ensure procedures were carried out correctly.last_img read more

Moeen’s third Test century inspires England fightback

first_imgENGLAND 1st inningsA. Cook b So. Khan 35A. Hales c Shah b Amir 6J. Root c S. Ahmed b Riaz 26J. Vince c S. Ahmed b Riaz 1G. Ballance c Az. Ali b Riaz 8J. Bairstow c S. Ahmed b Amir 55M. Ali c Shah b So. Khan 108C. Woakes c S. Ahmed b So. Khan 45S. Broad lbw b So. Khan 0S. Finn b So. Khan 8J. Anderson not out 6Extras: (b-8, lb-7, nb-8, w-7) 30Total: (all out, 76.4 overs) 328Fall of wickets: 1-23, 2-69, 3-73, 4-74, 5-110, 6-203, 7-282, 8-282, 9-296.Bowling: M. Amir 18-1-80-2 (nb-1, w-2), So. Khan 20.4-1-68-5 (w-1), W. Riaz 20-0-93-3 (nb-7), Y. Shah 16-2-60-0, I. Ahmed 2-0-12-0.PAKISTAN 1st inningsS. Aslam lbw b Broad 3Az. Ali not out 0Y. Shah not out 0Extras: 0Total: (for 1 wicket, 3 overs) 3Fall of wickets: 1-3.Bowling: J. Anderson 2-1-1-0, S. Broad 1-0-2-1. (REUTERS) -` Moeen Ali made a superb century to lift England to 328 all out after Pakistan had taken four early wickets on the first day of the final Test at The Oval yesterday.The touring side reached three for one in reply at the close, leaving the match finely poised with England 2-1 up in the series.Pakistan reduced the home team to 110 for five before Moeen and Jonny Bairstow shared a sixth-wicket partnership of 93 to drag them back into the match.Moeen, who reached his century with a six over mid-wicket off leg-spinner Yasir Shah, was last man out for 108. Bairstow made 55 and Chris Woakes 45.“I want to dedicate this hundred to my family because they’ve supported me,” said Moeen after registering his third Test century.“It was a great day in the end, we’d take 320. When I’ve got good players to bat around, and the tail also all did their jobs, it makes it easy for me.”England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat in overcast conditions.Alex Hales, on six, was caught by Shah at mid-wicket off Mohammad Amir while Cook, on 35, bottom-edged a short ball from Sohail Khan on to his stumps.FIRED-UP WAHABJoe Root moved fluently to 26 before he nicked a fired-up Wahab Riaz to wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed and the left-armer produced another venomous delivery to account for James Vince (one) in similar fashion.Gary Ballance became Wahab’s third victim after lunch when he was caught by Azhar Ali for eight while Bairstow, on 13, was caught off a no-ball.Pakistan also spilled Moeen twice and he and Bairstow went on the attack, each hitting seven fours as they reached their half-centuries before tea.Bairstow edged another catch to Sarfraz off Amir after the interval but Woakes continued his excellent form in the series, hitting eight fours in 57 balls to continue the England momentum.He and Stuart Broad were dismissed in the same over by Sohail but Steven Finn and James Anderson hung around to enable Moeen to reach his ton.The England all-rounder had struck two sixes and 13 fours when he skied Sohail to Shah at deep square leg to give the Pakistan fast bowler figures of five for 68.Pakistan then had three overs to negotiate before the close and Broad trapped young opener Sami Aslam lbw for three, the batsman failing to overturn the umpire’s decision on review.Azhar and nightwatchman Shah were unbeaten on nought at the close.last_img

Igali Makes Case for Nigeria to Host African Wrestling Â

first_imgPresident of Nigeria Wrestling Federation, Daniel Igali, has described the visit of the President of United World Wrestling – Africa, Fouad Meskout, as a major turning point for wrestling in Nigeria. Nigeria is bidding to host the 2018 Africa Wrestling Championship and when Meskout made a three-day working visit to inspect facilities for the tournament, Igali said it provided a huge chance in showcasing the development of the sport in the country. Igali told the African wrestling boss that Nigeria had produced passionate and world-class wrestlers who are eager to promote the sport by competing with the best at home. ”Since 1976 till date, Nigeria has not hosted the African Championship. It is about time for Nigeria; we have the capacity, material wealth and full support of the Rivers State Government. We are confident we will not lack anything.” Igali lavished praises on the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike for displaying amazing support in the bid process and believes hosting the tournament in Port Harcourt provides useful opportunity to showcase the sport to prospective sponsors. ”Governor Nyesom Wike has been awesome. He made things look so easy when he confirmed his interest to host the championship and if we have more persons like him, Wresting in Nigeria will grow to admirable heights. “I have told the President of African Wrestling Federation that after we host next year’s edition, in 2019 the country will be asked to host again because it will be the best in the history of the competition.” The African wrestling boss, Meskout, also confirmed he was impressed with the facilities he saw in Port Harcourt and after meeting with the Minister of Youth and Sport, Solomon Dalung and officials of the Nigeria Olympic Committee, he was convinced the country is determined to promote the sport by hosting the continental championship. Nigeria and Tunisia are chasing the hosting rights for the tournament that is scheduled to take place in February next year. The winner of the bid will be announced on August 18 in Switzerland.  Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more