Warning That Euthanasia Will Ruin The Medical Profession


The medical profession should stay out of euthanasia and assisted-suicide to prevent tragic consequences for the profession.

Wellington specialist in Palliative Medicine Dr Sinead Donnelly spoke passionately against euthanasia at the Forum on the Family on July 7 in Manukau.

“Leave doctors out. There’s no reason for them to be a part of it. It will ruin in my view the profession of medicine. Trust is everything,” she said.

“The goal of medicine is not to give up caring.” She said many people confuse euthanasia with the appropriate withdrawal of treatment for a dying person. “

We as doctors recognise the clear distinction between that and a doctor intentionally ending the life of a patient,” she said.

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