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of New Zealand medical students

Our vision is to represent, unite and empower New Zealand Medical Students on the views,

issues and concerns relevant to them.

The overall goal of our work is to improve the health of New Zealanders.

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Voluntary Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide and Dying Awareness Month – May 2016

NZMSA’s Core Issues for 2016

Medical Student Bullying

ACE and Finding Work in NZ

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  • Press Release – Budget’s focus on disease prevention is good news but doesn’t go far enough

    NZMSA Press Release Budget’s focus on disease prevention is good news but doesn’t go far enough – Budget 2016’s focus on preventative measures is to be applauded but does not go far enough says the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA). “We acknowledge the government’s programme of increased tobacco taxation and healthy housing funding as […]

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  • Euthanasia Awareness Month May 2016 – Hospice NZ Says

    Hospice New Zealand says: “We believe Government should be investing in palliative care, increasing access to care and support not legalising euthanasia …. Only when all New Zealanders have ready access to expert end-of-life care can a balanced debate begin…. “Hospice New Zealand does not support a change in the law to legalise assisted dying […]

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  • Euthanasia Awareness Month May 2016 – What Do Doctors Think?

    What Do Doctors Think? NZMA maintains a strong stance against voluntary euthanasia and physician assisted suicide/dying: “This NZMA position is not dependent on euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide remaining unlawful. Even if they were to become legal, or decriminalised, the NZMA would continue to regard them as unethical.” But what about surveys of doctor’s opinions? To […]

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  • Euthanasia Awareness Month May 2016 – How Does Euthanasia Work in Countries That Have Legalised It?

    How does euthanasia and assisted suicide/dying work in countries that have legalised it? Check out the two short documentaries below to get a sense for what these practices look like when they are legalised and how this may change society. Economist documentary: BBC documentary: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p014dkr1 Follow this link to see what the proposed law change […]

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  • Euthanasia Awareness Month May 2016 – Hippocratic Oath and Euthanasia in NZ

    “I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect.” – Traditional Hippocratic Oath (which also prohibited performing abortions and charging for medical education) While not as old as the Controversy in Ancient Greece the debate isn’t new to NZ either: parliament voted […]

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