Response to “Murder versus mercy”

There is so much misinformation and outdated information surrounding the debate about assisted dying that it is important to try to ascertain what evidence is currently available. Otherwise, myths tend …

For Euthanasia: Murder versus mercy

Under existing law, if a doctor intentionally and compassionately hastens a patient’s death, upon the patient’s request to end their suffering, that doctor can be prosecuted with the most serious …

Minding the mental in health…

“There is no health without mental health”—David Satcher, US Surgeon General, 1999 As Australia’s future doctors, you are facing the challenges of finishing your training and establishing yourself within your …

Days of miracle and wonder

My youngest son, James, is an undergraduate in his third year at the University of Sydney. His world is more like yours, dear reader, than mine. It differs from mine …

Genomic medicine

The last decade has seen an extraordinary revolution in the technology of DNA sequencing. This has meant that the cost of sequencing a human genome has dropped from nearly a …