Interview with Professor Erny Gillen – Moral Theologian and Bioethicist from Luxembourg

 Issue 29, November 2009

Professor Erny Gillen teaches Moral Theology and Bioethics at Luxembourg Seminary. He is Episcopal Vicar for Social Affairs and President of Caritas in Luxembourg. He is also President of Caritas Europa and Vice President of Caritas Internationalis in Rome. During August he visited Wellington where I was able to interview him for this issue of The Nathaniel Report.

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"When Did You Last See Your Father?"

Michael McCabe
Issue 29, November 2009

In the August 2009 edition of The Nathaniel Report, former Deputy Chief Families Commissioner Sharron Cole wrote about the role of the Families Commission and the changing nature of family demographics in New Zealand. That article provides a companion piece to the following article which was originally presented as part of the Hospice New Zealand Genesis Breakfast Lecture Series on 2 July 2009. Some 40 sites participated in this teleconference.

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Making a Difference in Challenging Environments

Michael McCabe
Issue 30, April 2010

Keynote Address at "Together We Can..." National Conference of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services 2010

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Further Considerations in Relation to the Refusal of Nutrition and Hydration

Associate Professor Nicholas Tonti-Filippini PhD
Issue 30, April 2010

A number of highly publicised cases in Australia and New Zealand have, once again, highlighted the ethical and legal dilemmas surrounding the provision and refusal of nutrition and hydration at the end of life. Two recent cases that come most readily to mind are those of Christian Rossiter, a 49 year old Perth man who became a quadriplegic in March 2008, and Margaret Page, a 60 year old Wellington woman who suffered a cerebral haemorrhage 20 years ago.

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