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An Open Letter to New Zealanders


Doctors want no part in assisted suicide

 

We endorse the views of the World Medical Association and the New Zealand Medical Association that physician assisted suicide and euthanasia are unethical, even if they were made legal.

We are committed to the concept of death with dignity and comfort, including the provision of effective pain relief and excellence in palliative care.

We uphold the right of patients to decline treatment, as set out in the NZ Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights.

We know that the proper provision of pain relief, even if it may unintentionally  hasten the death of the patient, is ethical and legal.  Equally the withdrawal or withholding of futile treatment in favour of palliative care is ethical and legal.

We believe that crossing the line to intentionally assist a person to die would fundamentally weaken the doctor-patient relationship which is based on trust and respect.

We are especially concerned with protecting vulnerable people who can feel they have become a burden to others, and we are committed to supporting those who find their own life situations a heavy burden.

Doctors are not necessary in the regulation or practice of assisted suicide.  They are included only to provide a cloak of medical legitimacy.  Leave doctors to focus on saving lives and providing real care to the dying.

 

Sinead Donnelly MD, FRCPI, FRACP, FAChPM

Abigail Frank MBBCh, DipOMG

Adam Abdul-Majid MBChB

Adam Simpson MBChB

Adrianne Pimentel MBChB

Aine McCoy MBBCh BAO, DRCOG, FRNZCGP

Al Donoghue MBChB, MBA, FRCOG, FRANZCOG

Alan Jenner MBChB, LLM, FRACP

Alastair Cadzow MBChB

Alastair Mclean MBChB, DipObs, DipPaeds, FRNZCGP

Alastair Yule FRACS

Aleisha Sutherland MBChB

Amanda Landers MBChB

Amanda Lyver MBChB

Amanda Sommerfeldt MD

Amira McMurray MBChB, DipPaeds, FRNZCGP

Amjad Hamid MD, PhD, FDRHMNZ

Amy Irons MBChB, DipPaeds

Amy Wright MBChB 

Andrew Baker MBChB, FRACP

Andrew Davies MBBCh, FRACP

Andrew Duffin MBChB 

Andrew Germann MBChB

Andrew Robinson MB, FRCA 

Andrew Sidwell MBChB, FRACP

Andrew Woodhead MBChB

Ann Davis BSc, MBChB, FRNZCGP

Anna Chae MBChB

Anna de Beer MBChB

Anna Holmes MBChB, PhD, FRNZCGP

Anna Nicholson MBChB, FRANZCR

Anna Quirke MBChB

Annabel Dunn MBChB, FAChPM

Annabelle Claridge MBChB, DipObst

Anne Worsnop MBChB, FRNZCGP

AnneMarie Tangney MBChB

Annette Hill MBChB FRNZCGP

Anthony Kriechbaum FRNZCGP, FNZCPHM (Retd.)

Aoi Moniwa MBChB

Aritra Ray MBChB

Astrid Windfuhr MBChB

Ate Moala MBChB, MPH, FAFPHM

Atikah Razley MBBCh BAO

Audrey Fenton MBBCh BAO, MRCPI

Avril Boyd MBChB, DMRD, FRCR

Avtar Raina MD, Radiation Oncology

Barry Taylor MBChB, FRACP, MPP

Bart Nuysink MBChB, DipObs, Dip GeriatMed, FRNZCGP

Bede Squire MBChB, FRCS

Benjamin Hindson MBChB, FRANZCR

Bensy Mathew MBBS, FAFRM(RACP)

Bernard Leuthart MBChB, BA, DipTeach, FRNZCGP

Bernard Duncan Gadsden MBChB(Leeds) 

Beth Robertson MBChB

Bill Wright FRACS

Bodhi Wimalasena MBChB, FRACP

Brandon Casserly MBBCh, DRCOG, MRCGP, FRNZCGP

Brandon Strange MD, Am Bd Cert Ch & Ad Psych

Brendan Arnold MBChB, FRACP

Brendan Ng MBChB, BMedSci (Hons)

Brendon Bowkett MBChB, FRACS

Brian Chen MBChB, BMedSc (Hons), DCH, PGCertCU

Brian Deavoll MBChB, FRANZCP

Brian Lee MBBS

Briar Peat MBChB, FRACP

Brierley Hoff MBChB

Bronwyn Armstrong MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipObs, DipPaed, BSc

Bronwyn Lamond MBChB, PGDipOMG

Bruce Foggo MBChB, DipObst,  FRNZGP, FAChPM

Bruce McKerchar MBChB

Bruce Peat MBChB, FRACS

Bruce Pitchford MBBCh, M(Prax)Med, DA(SA), DipObs, FRNZCGP

Bryan Betty MBChB, FRNZCGP, FACRRM

Caleb Armstrong MBChB, FRANZCP, Cert Forensic Psych, Cert Child Adol Psych

Cameron Dyer MBChB

Carl Hanger MBChB, FRACP

Carol Dean MBChB, FRANZCP

Carol Johnson MBChB, FFRadT, FRANZCR

Carol McAllum MBBS, MGP, MPC, FRNZCGP, FAChPM

Caroline Chembo MBCHB, FRACP, FRCP(UK), MPhil 

Caroline Newson MBChB, BSc

Caroline Wright MBChB, DCH, FRNZCGP 

Cary Mellow MBChB, FRACS

Catherine Allison MBChB, FRNZCGP

Catherine Byrne MBBS, FRNZCGP, DipPallCare, DipObs+Gynae, DipPaeds      

Catherine Black MBChB, FRNZCGP  

Catherine Hallagan BA, MBChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

Catherine Marnoch MBCHB, FRACP

Catherine McArthur MBChB, FRNZCGP

Catherine Miller MBChB, FChPM (RACP)

Catherine Ripley MBChB, FRNZCGP 

Catherine Stedman MBChB, FRACP, PhD

Catherine Taylor MBChB, FRNZCGP

Che Siu Lim MBChB, FRACS

Cheryl Johnson MBChB, FRACP, DipPallMed

Choon Wei Wee MBChB

Chris Ansley MBChB, FRANZCP

Chris Cameron MBChB, MClinPharm, FRACP 

Chris Harrington MBChB, FRANZCR

Chris Paltridge BSc, MBChB, DipOccMed, MRNZCGP

Christina Noetzli MBChB

Christine Rawlings MBChB

Christopher Horrocks MBChB, FCA(SA), FANZCA

Christopher Hutchinson MBChB, FRACP

Christopher Moughan MBChB, DipObst, DipOccMed, FRNZCGP 

Christopher Radloff MBChB, FRNZCGP

Claire McAlinden MBChB, FRNZCGP

Clare Doocey MBChB, DCH, FRACP

Clare Hookings MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Clare Terwiel MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipObGyn, ClinDipPalcare

Colette Pienaar MBChB, FRNZCGP

Colin Bennett MBChB, FRNZCGP

Colin McArthur MBChB, FANZCA, FCICM

Colin Patrick MBChB, MRCGP, FRANZCP

Colin Peebles MBChB, FRANZCP

Daniel Ching MBChB, FRCP, FRACP

Daniel Pettigrew MBChB, DCH, FRNZCGP

Daniel Svoboda MBChB, FRANZCP, CACert

Dave Colquhoun MBChB, MGP

David Atkinson MBChB

David Black MBChB, MD, FAFOEM (RACP), MRSNZ

David Burke MBChB BAO, MRCGP, DRCOG

David Choi MBChB

David Chou MBChB, FRNZCGP

David Ewen MBChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

David Hamilton MBChB, FRCR, FRCP(Edin), FAChPM, FRANZCR

David Richmond MBChB, MHPEd, BD, MD, FRACP, FRCP, DipABIM Int. Med, DipABIM(Neph)

David Tripp BSc(Hons), MCom(Hons), ATCL, MBChB(Dist), FRACP, FCICM, DCH, PGCertPPU

Debra Wilson MBChB, DCH, Cert. Women’s health

Delamy Keall MBChB, FRNZCGP

Delia Smith MBChB, BSc(Hons), DipObsGyn, DTM&H

Delwyn Munn MBChB

Denis Delany MBChB, FRNZCGP

Denise Aitken MBChB, FRACP

Diana Rae MBBS, DRCOG, DipPallMed, MSc PallMed

Dominique Hite MBChB, FRNZCGP

Douglas Iupati MBChB, FRANZCR

Douglas Mein MBChB, FRCA, FANZCA

Elizabeth Adkin MBChB, FRNZCGP

Elizabeth Berryman BHSc Nursing, MHSc, MBChB 

Elizabeth Curry MBChB, FRACP

Elizabeth Jelleyman MBChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

Emily Chang MBChB, FRACP, FAChPM

Emma Andrew MBChB, DipChildHealth, MRNZCGP

Erana Gray MBChB, FRACP

Erika Stark MBChB

Erin Paterson MBChB

Eugene Sia MBChB, FRNZCGP

Eunice Khoo MBChB

Evelyn Pui MBChB, FRNZCGP

Ewan Adam MBChB, FRNZCGP

Felicity Smith MBChB, FRNZCGP, DRCOG

Fen Moy MBChB, FACEM

Fergus Stewart MBChB

Fiona McLean MBChB, FRNZCGP

Frances Moon MBChB, FRNZCGP

Fraser Hodgson MBChB, FRNZCGP, MMedSci

Franz Hubmann MBChB, FRNZCGP

Fynn Maguire MBChB

Gabrielle McDonald MBChB, DCH, PGDipOMG, MPH, FNZCPHM

Gabrielle McLean MBChB

Gary Cooper MBChB, FCS (RSA), FRCS

Gavin Pilkington BSc, MBChB, FRANZCP

Geoff Green MBChB, FRACP

Geoffrey Robinson MBChB, FRACP, FAChAM

Gillian Brown MBChB, FRNZCGP 

Gillian Campbell MBChB, FRANZCR

Gisa George MBBS, MRCGP, DCH

Glennis Mafi MBChB, PGDipGer, FRNZCGP

Glenys Currie MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipObsGyn

Glenys Weir MBChB, FRNZCGP

Graeme Woodfield MBChB, PhD, FRCPA, FRCPE

Graham MacBride-Stewart MBChB, MBA, DipObst, DTMH, FACTM, BDS

Greg Dunn MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Greg Dunn MBChB, FRNZCGP

Greville Wood MBChB, FRNZCGP, PGDipGP, DOM (Stell), DCS (BTC), MFGP, DipPEC, DCH (CMSA)

Hammond Williamson MBChB, DipObs, DipMSM, FRNZCGP

Hannah Pincott MBChB

Harriet Miller MBChB, DipTropMed

Heather Guy MBChB

Helen Bichan MBChB, FRANZCP, FRACP, FNZCPHM, DHA

Helen Crampton MBChB, FRANZCOG, FRCOG

Helen Jenkins MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Helen Pilmore MBChB, MD, FRACP

Helen Saunders MBChB, DipO&G, FRNZCGP, Dip Travel Medicine

Helen Schimanski MBChB, FRNZGP

Huan Keat Chan MBChB, FRACP 

Iain Ward MBChB, FRACP, FRANZCR

Ian Bissett MBChB, FRACS, MD

Ilse Hofmeyr MBChB

J P Kania MBChB

Ian Gwynne-Robson MD, CCFP, FCFP, FAChPM 

Jack Haywood MBChB

Jackie Broadbent MBBS, FRACP

Jacquie Copland BSc, MBChB, DCH, FRANZCR

Jamal Bawazier-Edgecombe BSc, MBChB

James Judson MNZM, MBChB, FFARACS, FCICM

James Maister BSc, MBChB

James Ussher MBChB, FRCPA, PhD

Jamie Evans MBChB, FRANZCR

Jane Henrys FRNZCGP, DipObs

Janet Ferguson MBChB, DCH, FRACP

Janet Geddes MBChB DCH FRACP MPH

Janie Worth MD, FRACP, PEM, FDRHMNZ, DipEmergencyMed, DipPaeds

Janine Rasmussen BSc, MBChB, FRNZCGP, PGDipTravMed (Otago) 

Janine Winters MD, Am Bd Cert Fam Prac, Am Bd Cert Family Med

Jared Campbell MBChB (Dist)

Jay Erickson MD, FRNZCGP

Jayana Devathasan MBChB

Jeff Hoskins MBChB, FANZCA

Jeff Okpala FRACP, FRCP

Jennifer Taylor MBChB

Jenny Wagener MBChB, FRACS

Jeremy Baker MBChB, FRNZCGP

Jessica Mackay MBChB

Jill Waters BHB, MBChB, FRACP

Jim McVeagh MBBCh, FRNZCUC

Jim Schimanski MBChB

Jo Rodwell BSc, MBChB

Joanna Thwaites MBChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

Jodie Battley MBChB, MRCPI

Joel Daubney MBChB

Johanna Martin MBChB, DCH

John Bonifant MBChB, FRNZCGP, FAChPM

John Clarke MBChB, FRNZCGP

John Collins MBChB, FRACP

John Geddes MBChB, FRACP

John Guthrie MBChB, DipObstet, DIndH

John Maasch MBChB(UCT), DCH(SA), PGCertNeurorehab(WFNR)

John Malcomson BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRNZCGP

John Matthews MBChB, FRANZCR

John McMenamin MBChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

John Robson BSc, MBChB, MHM, Dip Sports Med, FRNZCGP

John Rowland MBChB, MRNZCGP

John Scott MBChB, FRACP

John Thwaites MBChB, MBA, FRACP

John Windsor BSc, MBChB, MD, FRACS, FACS, FRSNZ

John Woodfield MBChB, FRACS, PhD

Jonathan O'Donnell MBChB

Jonathan Moy MBChB

Joseph Hassan MBChB, DCH, DipObst, MRCGP, FRNZCGP

Josephine Williams MBChB, DipGeriMed, DipObs, MPH, FRNZCGP

Joy Percy MBChB, FAChPM

Judith Millar MBChB, FRNZCGP

Julia Given MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipObst

Julia Holyoake MBChB, ClinDipPallMed 

Juliet Fleming MBBS

K David Karthak MBBS, MD, FRNZCGP

Karalyn Hicks MBChB, FAFPHM, FRACP

Kareem Osman BBiomedSci, MBCHB

Kate Grundy MBChB, FRACP, FAChPM

Kate MacNaughton MBBS, FRNZCGP

Katherine Bloomfield BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRACP

Kathlene Soo MBChB

Kathy Davey MBChB, FRNZCGP

Katie Carter MBChB, DipPaeds, FRNZCGP

Kaye Basire MBChB, FAChPM

Keith Carey-Smith MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipObst, DA

Keith Hooper MBChB, FRNZCGP

Kelvin Woon MBBCh BAO, FRCS (SN,) Eng FRACS

Keryn Powell MBChB, FRNZCGP

Kim Kirk BHB, MBChB, FRNZCGP 

Kimberley MacPherson MBChB

Laura Marshall MBChB

Lawrence Nagle MD, FRACP

Leeyan Gilmour MBChB, DCH

Leon Dittrich MBChB, FRNZCGP

Li Shawn Lim MBChB

Lisa Rofe MBChB, FRANZCOG

Louise Reiche MBChB, MD, FRACP, FNZDS

Lucia Mitchell MBChB, FRNZCGP

Lucy Elkin MBChB, BA, BSc

M E K Liang Lung Chong MBBS, MRCP, CCST (Gen Int Medicine and Geriatric Medicine), FRACP

Magnus Cheesman BSc, GradDipT, MBChB

Malcolm Bollen MB ChB, FRNZCGP, DipObs

Maree Todd MBChB, FRACP, DipProf Ethics

Margaret Guthrie MBChB, DipHA, FAFPHM

Marie Rose MBChB

Marilyn Griffiths MBChB (Otago), DCH (Otago), FRNZCGP

Marilyn Aday MD

Marion Taylor MBChB, DCH DCCH, FRNZCGP, DipPall

Mark Arbuckle MBChB, FRNZCGP

Mark Donaldson MBChB, FRANZCO

Mark Griffiths MBChB, FRNZCGP

Mark Jeffery MBChB, FRACP, DM(Soton)

Mark Sherwood MBChB, FRACS

Mark Smith MBChB, DipPaeds, FDRHMNZ, FRNZCGP

Martin Connolly MBBS (Hons), MD, FRCP(UK), FRACP

Martin Minee MBChB, DipPaeds, DipObs, FRCGPNZ

Martin Ng MBChB, FRNZCGP

Mary English MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Mary Gillooly MBChB, FRNZCGP, FRANZCP

Mary Hutchinson MBChB, FRNZCGP

Maryann Heather BHB, MBChB, MAvMed, DipOccMed, PGCertTravMed, PGCertHsC(SportsMed), FRNZCGP

Maryann Watson MBBCh, FRNZCCP

Matthew Bailey MBChB, FRNZCGP

Matthew Chamberlain MBChB

Mathew Croucher BSc, MBChB, FRANZCP, CertPOA

Matthew Hills MBChB, FRACP

Matthew Kelly MBChB, DTM&H, FRACP, MRes

Melenaite Cuthers MBChB, FRCPA

Melissa Chan MBChB

Melissa James MBBS, Bsc (Hons), RANZCR

Meredith Stewart MBChB, PCCertWHlth

Michael Collins MBChB, FRACP, PhD

Michael Daly MBBCh BAO

Michael Kang MBChB

Michael Nottingham MBChB

Michael Russell BSc, MBBS(Hons)

Michael Tarry MBChB, DCH, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Michael Thwaites MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipObs

Michael Weller (Retd.) MBBS, FRCA

Micheline Naidu, MBChB

Michelle Dickson MBChB, FRACP, FRCPA

Michelle Vaughan MBChB, FRACP

Mike Ball MBChB, MRCP(UK), FRACP 

Mike Crawford MBChB, FRNZCGP

Mike Dunn MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP 

Min Yee Seow MD

Minyan Voon MBChB

Mizpa Essed Artsexamen FRNZCGP

Moana Morton-Jones MBChB

Mohana Worsley MBChB, FANZCA

Monica Liva MBChB, FRNZCGP

Monique Satherley MBChB, BHSc

Murray Tilyard MBChB, MD, Dist. fellow RNZCGP, Prof Gen Practice (Dunedin School of Med)

Mythi Ponnapa MBChB, FRNZCGP

Naomi Bell MBChB

Naomi Dunwoodie MBChB, DipChildHealth, DipObsGyn, FRNZCGP

Natalie Cadzow MBChB

Natalie Fa'amatuainu Hopoi MBChB, FRNZCGP

Natalie Martin MBChB, DipPaeds, FRACP

Natasha Duncan-Sutherland MBChB

Nazeeha Bajoory- Kettoola MBChB, FRNZCGP

Neil Hopkins MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP, FDRHMNZ

Neil Poskitt MBChB

Nigel Yeoh MBChB, PGCertWHlth

Nishi Alex MBBS, FRNZCGP

Norman MacLean (Retd.) MBChB, FRCOG, FRANZCOG. MNZM 

Oliver Menzies MBChB, FRACP

Oneira Meyer MBChB, FRNZCGP

Oonagh Turner MBChB, MRCGP, FRNZCGP

Pamela Jennings MBChB, FAChPM

Patricia Clarkson MBChB, FRACP

Paul Ogilvie-Lee MBChB

Paula Cummings MBChB, FRNZCGP

Paula Hanley MBChB, FRNZCGP

Pavel Gajdusek MD, FANZCA

Penelope Rice-Wilson MBChB, FRNZCGP

Peter Bergin MBChB, MD, FRACP

Peter Fama MBBS, MPH, FRNZGP

Peter Sandin MBChB, PGCertMedSci

Peter Sim MBChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

Peter Tribe BSc, MBChB 

Phil White MBChB, MRCGP, FRNZCGP

Philip Daniel MBChB

Philip Pattemore MD, FRACP (Paeds)

Philip Schroeder MBChB, DipObs, FNZCGP

Philippa Edwards MBChB

Philippa Harrison MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipObs

Philippa Ryan MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Phillip Munns MBBS, FRNZCGP

Pippa McLay MBChB, DA (SA), MRNZCUC

Prudence Waters MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Prue Murdoch MBChB, FRNZCGP, DRNZCOG

Rachel Heslop MBChB

Rachel McKenzie MBChB

Rachel Monk MBChB, FRNZCGP

Rachel Wiseman MBBCh, FRACP

Rebecca Somerville MBChB, FRACP

Rebecca Smith MBChB

Rebecca Velluppillai MBChB, DipPaed, PGCertWHlth

Rees Cameron MBChB, FRACP

Rene de Monchy MD(Netrh), DipObs, FRANZCP

Rhys Parry MBChB, BAppSci(MIT), PGDip(HSM), DipPaed

Richard Germann MBChB 

Richard Power MBChB, DipObstet, DA

Richard Troughton MBChB, PhD, FRACP

Richard Sainsbury MA, MBChB, FRACP

Rob Hayes MBChB, MRCGP, FRNZCGP

Rob van Rij MBChB, DipObs, FRNZCGP 

Robert Bernard William Smith MBChB, FRACP

Robyn McArthur MBChB, FRNZCGP

Roderick MacLeod MNZM, MBChB, PhD, FAChPM

Ron Haydon MBChB, FRACP, MRCGP, FRNZCGP

Ron Jones CNZM, MBChB, MD, FRCS(Ed), FRCOG, FRANZCOG, FAOFOG(Hon) 

Rosalie Evans MBChB, DCH, DipObs, FRNZCGP

Ross Denton MBChB, FRNZCGP

Ross Howie MBChB, FRACP

Ross Pettigrew MBChB, FRACS

Rupali Sharma MBBS, FRACP

Ruth Bollen MBChB

Ruth Moore MBChB, FRNZCGP, DipCEM

Ruth Wright MBChB

Salina Iupati MBChB, FRNZCGP, FAChPM

Sally Hoskins MBChB, DipObst, FRNZCGP

Sam Illing MBChB, DipPaeds

Sam Whittaker MBChB

Sara Rishworth MBChB, FRNZCGP, FAChPM

Sarah Currie MBChB, FRACP

Sarah Hurring MBChB, FRACP

Sarah Masterton MBChB, BMedSc(Hons), PGDipOMG 

Scott Babington MBChB, FRANZCR

Scott Cameron MBChB, DipObsGyn, FRNZCGP 

Scott Davidson BHB, MBCHB, FRNZCGP, FRHM 

Shady Osman BBioMedSci, MBChB

Shane Lues MBChB, FRNZCGP

Shankar Sankaran BSc, MBBS, FRACP

Sharmila Dias Bsc (Hons), MBBS, MRCPCH, DTM&H, MRCGP 

Sharon Leitch MBChB, DCH, PGDipGP, FRNZCGP

Simon Collins MBChB, FRNZCGP

Simon Dodge MBChB, FRNZCGP

Sophie Febery MBChB

Sophie Wilkinson MBChB

Stephanie Kamp BSc, MBCHB, PaedsDip, Women's Health Cert

Stephanie Matich MBChB, FRNZCGP

Stephanie Meyer B.BiomedSc, MBBS, GDipCEM, FRNZCUC

Stephen Ram MBChB, FRNZCGP,  FDRHMNZ

Stephen Streat MBChB, FRACP

Stephen Withington MBChB, FRACP, FDRHMNZ

Steve Tripp MBChB

Steve Williams MBBCh, MRCP, FRCR

Stuart Mossman MBChB, MD, FRACP

Susan Grindlay RNZCGP

Susan Reader MBChB, DipObs

Susan Smith MBChB, DipObs

Susie Flink MD, FACEM

Tammy Wong MBChB, FRNZCGP

Tan Siew Gueh MBChB

Teresa Cattin MBBCh (Wits), FRNZCGP

Teresa Chalmers-Watson BSc, BMBS, MD, FRACP

Theresa Mittermeier MBChB, DipObGyn, DipPaeds

Thomas Joseph MBBS, MD 

Thomas Reid MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRACP

Tiffany Sayer MBBCh, FRNZCGP

Tim Prestidge MBChB

Tony Cecire MBBS, FRACS

Tony Hanne MBBS, FRNZCGO, MGP, DipObst

Travis Perera MBChB, FRACP, FRCPA

Trudy Wignall MBChB, FRCR

Tupu Ioane-Cleverley MBBS, FRACP

Unre-Anne Rapley MBChB, DipPaeds

Valerie Black MBChB, RANZCP

Valerie Fletcher BM, FRACP

Victoria Irons MBChB

Vivien Edge MBChB, DRCOG, MRCGP, FRNZCGP, PGDipGP 

Warrick Jones MBChB, FAChPM

Wendy Pattemore FRNZCGP, FAChPM

William Rush MBChB, FACEM

Yeri Ahn MBChB

Young-Min Lee, MBChB

Yukio Flinte MBChB, DTMH, FRNZCGP

Zita Descalzo MD, FRNZCGP

 

Total number of signatories: 454

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If you are a New Zealand doctor and would like to add your name to this Open Letter, please email sinead@carealliance.org.nz and include your name, qualifications, and registration number.

 

About 

An Open Letter to all New Zealanders by doctors supporting the World Medical Association and New Zealand Medical Association position statements that euthanasia and assisted suicide are unethical, even if they were to become legal.

 

This initiative has been organised by the Care Alliance, a charitable trust committed to nurturing better conversations about dying in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Last updated: 18 February 2018