Come join us at our hybrid Seminar on Medical Assisted Dying in New Zealand which will be held on 19 March 2024 (Tuesday) at 4pm (Hong Kong Time) / 9pm (New Zealand Daylight Time) / 4am (Eastern Daylight Time).


[End-of-Life Seminar Series] Seminar on Medical Assisted Dying in New Zealand


19 March 2024 (Tuesday)


4:00pm – 5:00pm (HKT)/ 9:00pm – 10:00pm (NZDT)/ 4:00am – 5:00am (EDT)


Rm 204 & 206, 2/F, Choh-Ming Li Basic Medical Sciences Building (BMSB), CUHK Central Campus (Also available on ZOOM)


Registration deadline: 18 March 2024 at 10:00am, HKT

[Note: A system-generated email will be sent to Zoom participants before the event.]

About the Seminar

For just over two years, terminally-ill New Zealanders have had access to physician aid-in-dying. This new publicly-funded health service is offered under a law passed by parliament in 2019 on the condition that it be put to a public referendum during the 2020 national election. The End of Life Choices Act lays out strict eligibility criteria, allows for patient or clinician administration of medication, and provides for conscientious objection by health professionals. In the first full reporting year for the new service, just over 800 people applied to receive aid in dying, with 328 people proceeding to an assisted death. The origins, development, and specifics of the new law will be described along with facets of its implementation including in medical education.



Professor Josephine Johnston, Senior Research Scholar, The Hastings Center, USA; Associate Professor of the Bioethics Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand



Professor Roger Chung, Co-Director, CUHK Centre for Bioethics; Associate Professor, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK Centre for Bioethics

Event Recap:

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