10 Jun 2019

The ethics of euthanasia

From Nights, 7:12 pm on 10 June 2019

As New Zealand considers a bill looking to legalise euthanasia, an Otago University ethicist considers it's time to shine the light on the ethical complications surrounding body donation and assisted dying.

Dr Jon Cornwall

Dr Jon Cornwall Photo: Supplied

Bioethicist Dr Jon Cornwall and his Canadian colleague Professor Bruce Wainman, director of the Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Education Programme in Anatomy at McMaster University, have recently published a paper in the scientific journal Anatomical Sciences Education considering the matter of body donation after medically assisted death.