F-files

Posted on Saturday 18th November 2017 at 11:27pm

A detailed and comprehensive analysis of Jones & Paton's 2015 "suicide contagion" paper finds a very poor understanding of the subject and numerous instances of substantial bias. The paper should be retracted.

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Posted on Friday 14th April 2017 at 10:47pm

Catholic ethicist Margaret Somerville claims that every assisted suicide jurisdiction shows 'contagion' to the general suicide rate. The empirical evidence contradicts her claim.

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Posted on Monday 27th March 2017 at 8:50pm

I reveal how the AMA's own review exposed its policy opposed to assisted dying as indefensible.

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Posted on Friday 14th October 2016 at 1:21am

The British Medical Association (BMA), has recently republished its policy on assisted dying (AD). It insists that AD must not be legalised in the UK, demonstrating ignorance, incoherence and hubris.

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Posted on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at 10:21pm

Palliative Care Australia (PCA) demonstrates ignorance about assisted dying research and turns it into a filibuster against assisted dying conversation and policy development.

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Posted on Monday 3rd October 2016 at 1:38am

I recently wrote about serious misinformation in an AMA publication. The AMA’s response to my criticisms is truly informative, confirming both AMA and ‘expert’ ignorance about and bias against assisted dying choice.

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Posted on Monday 26th September 2016 at 2:32am

The AMA has just published an article about the Belgian assisted dying law experience, which it says “splits Aussie experts.” But the AMA report indicates that at least one, Dr Megan Best, gets her facts fundamentally wrong.

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Posted on Monday 8th August 2016 at 7:02am

The High Court of Ireland was fed bull in expert testimony and an erroneous judgement has been spread about ever since.

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Posted on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at 7:39pm

In this edition of the F Files I call out a classic palliative care specialist filibuster for what it is.

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Posted on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 at 12:00am

Many of the usual anti-euthanasia suspects wrongly claim that 650 babies could be or actually are euthanized every year under the Netherlands' Groningen Protocol.

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