MIC 12 | From referendum to real life
THE END OF LIFE CHOICE ACT AND WHAT IT WOULD CHANGE
This September, New Zealanders will vote in a referendum that determines if the End of Life Choice Act will pass into law, and legalise specific forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
For our first MIC Night this year, we’ll be examining the Act, and talking with Dr. Stephen Child, a doctor with well over two decades of experience in medical practice and leadership experience.
On the night Dr Child will be in conversation with Maxim researcher Danielle van Dalen, discussing what the End of Life Choice Act proposes to allow, and what the practice of euthanasia and assisted suicide would like like when the words on the page are translated into real life medical practice and individual situations.
This event will not be a debate, but is intended to provide an analysis of the Act, pointing out the potential flaws and difficulties that we believe all New Zealanders should be aware of before they cast their vote at this year’s referendum.
In classic MIC Series style, there will be plenty of time for your questions, so come at 6:30pm to grab a drink and food, and our conversation will start at 7pm.
This event will be live streamed for people living outside of Auckland, so save the date in your calendar, click interested on Facebook and we’ll send you a link to the FB Livestream on the week of the event.
Dr Stephen Child is a Medical Specialist, practicing in Auckland since 1994. Initially Canadian-trained, Dr Child has had an extensive career in clinical education and medical politics, serving as the Chair of the NZMA (2015-2017) and currently serving as an elected member of the New Zealand Medical Council. He continues work as a medical specialist at Auckland District Health Board and holds a weekly private consulting practice in Epsom.
He has previously participated in public discussions/debates on the End of Life Choice issue and has strong interest in a balanced education of the public on this difficult topic.