Nembutal

Pentobarbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. Pentobarbital slows the activity of your brain and nervous system. Pentobarbital is used short-term to treat insomnia. Pentobarbital is also used as an emergency treatment for seizures, and to cause you to fall asleep for surgery. One brand name for this drug is Nembutal, best known as the Read More…

The Euthanasia Debate

It was good to read that beyondblue chairman Jeff Kennett – while blasting Dr Philip Nitschke’s act of aiding an unhappy but apparently healthy man’s suicide – supports voluntary assisted dying for the terminally ill (Saturday Age, 5/7). The Dying With Dignity movement is about establishing strict rules and guidelines under which assisted dying can Read More…

How To Die

People will be able to come here and learn how to die peacefully. Personally, I am a coward.  There is no way I could commit suicide by jumping off a bridge, or jumping in front a moving train.  Its just not me. The methods I will publish are intended for older, infirm people, who wish Read More…

Exit International

Exit International is a leading end-of-life choices (voluntary euthanasia/ assisted suicide) information & advocacy organisation. Exit was founded by Australian physician, Dr Philip Nitschke, in 1997 after the over-turning of the world’s first Voluntary Euthanasia law – the Rights of the Terminally Ill (ROTI) Act. During the ROTI Act, Dr Nitschke became the first doctor Read More…

The Euthanasia Debate

If you doubt that there is debate on euthanasia, try a search on Google: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=The+Euthanasia+Debate About 570,000 results (0.41 seconds) Search Results d. Let’s Not Over-Complicate Euthanasia Debate – The Age www.theage.com.au/…/lets-not-overcomplicate-euthanasia-debate-20141… Nov 21, 2014 – Does the voluntary euthanasia debate merely involve ethics and religion? Maybe a simple, practical, legal solution can be found, Read More…

Death With Dignity

Victorians (Australian) will be able to instruct their doctors to not give them life prolonging treatment for possible future illnesses, under a state government push to allow people to die with dignity. As a condition of hospital funding, patients will now be encouraged to create “advance care plans” setting out the kind of medical care Read More…

Suicide Support

MRTD is not about suicide. If you are interested in understanding suicide and how to support someone experiencing suicidal ideation, visit the Conversations Matter or beyondblue websites. If you (or someone you know) require immediate assistance, contact one of the following 24/7 crisis support services: Lifeline (13 11 14), Suicide Call Back Service (1300 659 Read More…

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