Iron-clad ideology: a patient’s viewpoint on assisted dying

Ann David supports the End of Life Choice Bill and says palliative care has its limitations.

Euthanasia: Thoughts of a survivor

Denzil Benedict Menezes passed away six years ago from kidney cancer. Before he died, he wrote about why he believes euthanasia should not be made legal. This is Denzil’s story.

Opinion: Kyle MacDonald – My concerns over euthanasia in New Zealand

Should New Zealand allow those who are in pain to choose to end their lives?

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Health testing is under-funded and under-utilised in NZ

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says GPs should be funded to test for many things, including Vitamin D and free Triiodothyronine (fT3).

Opinion: Frances Everard – A bill providing leave after miscarriages should extend to abortion

Treating all pregnancy outcomes as a health issue, and thus equally deserving of leave, is a step in the right direction writes Frances Everard.

Opinion: Mark Rouse – Unintended Consequence or Government Dishonesty?

Mark Rouse believes there is a funding crisis in the Aged Residential Care sector where operators are obliged to observe a raft of necessary and ever-increasing compliance costs, while Government funding is not doing nearly enough to keep pace with the changes. He puts the case here for a change in attitude by the Government, essential to ensure that the market provides choice and will not be solely populated by large corporate operators.

Opinion: Lee Suckling – Amateur counsellors needed to tackle ‘harden up’ New Zealand

New Zealanders are in desperate need of mindfulness training and cognitive-behavioural methods to understand their lives: we come from a "harden up" culture that has never been able to talk about our mental woes before.

“Draining the harbour to save a sinking ship” – one ITO’s view of the...

Health Central asks Jane Wenman, chief executive of industry training organisation Careerforce for her views on the vocational education reforms and how the proposals could affect the health and wellbeing sector.

Opinion: Dame Tariana Turia – Euthanasia would undermine whānau values

The End of Life Choice Bill misunderstands what it means to live and to die, says Dame Tariana Turia.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Most commonly prescribed supplements

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) says healthcare practitioners should be educated in nutrient prescribing.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after...