Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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A leading researcher says the health impacts of cannabis on young people needs to be taken into account before any law change.

Kiwi “Citizens’ Jury” fails to reach agreement on euthanasia

The legalising euthanasia debate was put before a ‘Citizens’ Jury’ recently by medical researchers to see whether a random group of Kiwis could reach a consensus after hearing experts on the issue.

Double whammy: Votes on legalising cannabis and euthanasia possible before the election

New Zealanders may get the opportunity to vote on legalising cannabis and voluntary euthanasia at the same time, possibly as early as next year.

Ban cigarette sales by 2025 and encourage vaping to hit smokefree goal, MPs told

The Government will have to ban the sale of cigarettes if it wants to reach its goal of making New Zealand smoke-free by 2025, MPs have been told.

Submissions for End of Life Choice bill extended due to interest

A deadline for an assisted dying law change has been pushed back again because of a record level of interest.

Vote Health: How close will Budget 2018 come to closing $2.7 billion ‘gap’?

The health sector awaits Thursday’s Budget with high expectations but with union economists’ calculating an extra $2.7 Billion is needed to ‘restore’ health services – excluding major pay increases – it is likely that some will be disappointed.

Budget 2018: Will the Government make a dent its $8 billion health promises?

Labour's pre-election promise to pump $8 billion into health over the next four years has given the sector high hopes ahead of the Budget.

Sexual boundaries clearly set in new physio standards

The first ever professional standards for physiotherapists include clear guidelines on sexual boundaries, advertising and treating friends.

Major Govt water review: Sector calls for new regulator

The water sector has made fresh calls for a new independent regulator as the Government launches a major review to tackle New Zealand's water woes.
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THE DEATH SERIES

Death: the symptoms of dying

How much do many of us actually know about the act of dying? In the first of Health Central’s special focus on death and dying – The Death Series – FIONA CASSIE talks to palliative care specialist Brian Ensor about the symptoms of dying.

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