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

Men’s soccer: Badgers season ends after loss to Michigan in Big Ten semifinals

first_imgThe No. 2 seed University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (10-6-2, 6-2 Big Ten) took on No. 3 seed Michigan (12-4-2, 4-2-2 Big Ten) in a tightly contested semifinal of the Big Ten Tournament Friday. The defending champs, however, could not advance as the Badgers fell to the Wolverines 1–0 in Westfield, Indiana to end their season.In a postgame conversation with UW Athletics, head coach John Trask believed it was always going to be a tough game, even though the Badgers defeated the Wolverines a few weeks ago.“Compliments to Michigan,” Trask said. “We had an excellent game against them in the regular season and were fortunate enough to beat them in the regular season.”In the 20th minute, a penalty was given when the Badgers handled the ball inside the box.Volleyball: Badgers overcome No. 12 Boilermakers in five setsThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team defeated No. 12 Purdue Friday night in five sets at the UW Fieldhouse — Read…Sophomore Marc Ybarra easily slotted away the penalty to give the Wolverines the only goal of the game.“It was a correct call on the penalty kick,” Trask said. “I had no issue with that.”With cold and sleety conditions, there was not much offensive production from both teams.It was an especially tough day for the Badgers, as they managed to get off only four shots all game, with none on target.Football: Stagnant offense, injuries lead to 22-10 loss at Penn StateTo keep Big Ten Championship hopes alive, Saturday’s showdown in Happy Valley was a must-win for Wisconsin football. In a Read…“I was proud of the guys today,” Trask said. “I thought we battled for 90 minutes and it was a fair result.”Despite finishing second in the Big Ten regular season and bowing out in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament, Wisconsin was not selected to participate in this year’s edition of the NCAA Tournament. After a hard fought season, including winning four out of the final six games of the season, the Badgers finish with a 10-6-2 record overall and 6-2 in Big Ten play.last_img read more