The End-of-Life Choice Society of New Zealand has published a book called Dying Badly – New Zealand Stories. It was produced by Dr Jack Havill, former President of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ (now renamed as EOLC NZ), and writer David Barber, who edits the society’s quarterly Newsletter. In the book the writers account a small number of “heart-rending stories from relatives and friends of people who suffered agonising and cruel ‘bad deaths’ that were in no way alleviated by hospice or other palliative care”. The stories were extracted and edited from the more than 21.000 submissions received by the Health Select Committee considering the Maryan Street petition.
The book can be downloaded free from the website Yestodignity.org.nz