When euthanasia or assisted suicide is an ever present — even if unspoken — option, how long will it be before the option becomes an expectation? Seminar Series organised and held at University of Helsinki, 8-9 May 2014. Why did she, as a first wave feminist, act for hoteliers when many of the womens movement supported the prohibitionists? Endorsing suicide as a solution to pain and suffering sends a confusing message to our society, particularly to the young and the vulnerable. In the footsteps of Ethel Benjamin tells the inspiring story of New Zealand's first woman lawyer. We ask you to consider especially the risks to those whose ability to speak up for themselves is limited by fear, disability, illness or old age. Janet is married and has a son and a daughter and two granddaughters. Paper delivered at the Seventeenth Century Seminar organised by and held at the Institute for Historical Research, London, 31 October 2013. It is right to seek to eliminate pain, but never right to eliminate people.
Congratulations Janet on your very interesting book about a fascinating and ground-breaking woman. Praise for In the Footsteps of Ethel Benjamin In this meticulously researched and well-illustrated book, Janet November brings New Zealand's first woman lawyer alive. It would be counter-productive to legally endorse any form of suicide when our governments and community groups are working so hard to persuade others that it is not a solution to take their own life. The same is true of health care. Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press, 2009.
London: Pickering and Chatto, 2011. . Bishop Ezekiel Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia — Melbourne Archbishop Philip Freier Anglican Diocese of Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Bishop Lester Priebbenow Lutheran Church of Australia — Victoria Tasmania District Bishop Bosco Puthur Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St Thomas the Apostle, Melbourne Bishop Peter Stasiuk Eparchy of Sts Peter and Paul of Melbourne for Ukrainian Catholics in Australia and New Zealand Bishop Suriel Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions. She has done Ethel Benjamin proud. Broadside Ballads and the Politipop of Seventeenth-Century England. She has been working as a Senior Legal and Policy Adviser at the Law Commission since 2001. Once the fundamental principle to do no harm and never to kill is removed from medical practice, the integrity of our health system is compromised.
Lecture delivered to History Undergraduates: Making History Course, organised by and held at University College London, 17 October 2013. The book portrays Ethel's determination, hard work, mental ability and can do attitude and challenges the idea that Ethel was ultimately not successful in her chosen career. Victoria abolished the death penalty because we recognised that in spite of our best efforts, our justice system could never guarantee that an innocent person would not be killed by mistake or by false evidence. Paper delivered as part of a research series, organised by and held at University of Manchester, 21 November 2013. Papers Explorations of Material Culture. Paper delivered at the Early Modern Literature, Culture and Society seminar series, organised and held at University of Birmingham, 15 January 2014. Intoxication and Early Modernity: An Ontological Cocktail.
There will always be a risk of error, fraud or coercion. Click here for a Janet November was born in Cheshire, England, educated in Liverpool and took a degree in Russian at Nottingham University in 1968. Suicide is a tragedy that impacts not just the person whose life is lost, but also their family and community. It shows some of the obstacles Ethel encountered to becoming a lawyer in the late nineteenth century all-male conservative legal profession. The book solves some of the mysteries of Ethel's life and work: how many brothers and sisters did she have? Ethel Benjamin's story is an important part of our legal and social history, and November has rightly told it with great detail and respect.
A valuable part of November's book are full and wide-ranging notes, plus a good bibliography and index. The epilogue compares Ethel's story with that of some of her less well-known but notable successors in the mid twentieth century Marion Thomson and Margaret McKay , and some of her famous successors Dame Silvia Cartwright, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas and Judith Medlicott. Human dignity is honoured in living life, not in taking it. European History Quarterly, Volume 43, no. Drinking glasses with applied prunts and trailed and tooled footrim, Germany or the Netherlands, ca. I research popular music and politics, and the material culture of drinking in early modern England.
Paper delivered at the Early Modern Research seminar organised by and held at the Early Modern Research Centre, University of Sheffield, 22 October 2013. It will affect the confidence that seriously ill patients nearing the end of life can have in the treatment and the quality of care that they might otherwise have expected. Even though an act of euthanasia or assisted suicide may be motivated by a sense of compassion, true compassion motivates us to remain with those who are dying, understanding and supporting them through their time of need, rather than simply acceding to a request to be killed. No News like Ballad News: the Politopop of 17th Century England. The 17th Century Political Ballad as Subject and Object.
Where did the family live? Material Culture in Europe, 1500-1800. Euthanasia and assisted suicide represent the abandonment of those who are in greatest need of our care and support. Lecture delivered as part of Newcastle and Print symposium organised by and held at Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, 25 November 2013. Mistakes happen and the vulnerable are exploited. Paper delivered at the seminar series, Print and Material Culture, organised by John Rylands Library and held at University of Manchester, Deansgate, 20 November, 2013. This is a book about how New Zealand women overcame obstacles to practice in the legal profession, once the sole preserve of men, some soaring through the glass ceiling to high positions in public life. She and her husband live in Eastbourne, near Wellington.
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