BLOG - A philosophy of death
Just over a week ago two titans of bioethical and moral thinking debated whether or not voluntary euthanasia should be legalised. Princeton professor Peter Singer went head to head with the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Anthony Fisher. Singer argued in favour of legalising voluntary euthanasia, Fisher against.
BLOG - Public interest vs public safety
Words can have consequences. That’s why there are some subjects we have to tread around pretty carefully, and suicide is one of them. There’s good evidence that public reporting on suicides can increase the risk of “copycat” suicides, with factors like “repetitive reporting,” “celebrity status” of the deceased and details of the method used all increasing the risk.