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End of Life Care

End of Life Care

The Cancer Society acknowledges the diverse range of strongly-held personal and professional beliefs on euthanasia and assisted dying. There are varying views from spiritual, religious or cultural perspectives which may not be necessarily shared within groups or cultures.

The Cancer Society acknowledges the diverse range of strongly-held personal and professional beliefs on euthanasia and assisted dying. There are varying views from spiritual, religious or cultural perspectives which may not be necessarily shared within groups or cultures. We appreciate the importance of these perspectives to ways of thinking about euthanasia and assisted dying. 

While the Cancer Society remains neutral regarding the End of Life Choice Act, the organisation is clear that a more critical focus should be better support for people nearing the end of life and their whānau.

To learn more download our full position statement: