Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lili's thought for the day

Philip Nitschke is/was a very dangerous doctor. In stark contrast with his professional colleagues he gives the suffering and the right to autonomy of his patients proper consideration and proper respect. His colleagues would like us to believe that human suffering is a curable mental illness caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain, and they would also like us to believe that a qualified and registered medical doctor is the only person who has the right to make a decision to end a human life. Bullshit on both counts. 


Anonymous said...

Hi Lili

I was at first confused by this last post but gather that you are in support of Dr Nitschke's actions and that your comment about him being a dangerous doctor was more implying that he was/is dangerous for the conservative status quo of the medical profession and Australian society in general.

Tricky issue but I am in support of Dr Nitschke.

Once again, thank you for a wonderful blog.

PS - Not yet finished reading your book yet but am also waiting for the day the world wakes up

Lili Marlene said...

Thanks for your kind comment!

I'm not so much a fan of Dr Nitschke, more of a critic of the medical profession and psychiatry in particular.

Regarding my book, if you've bought the ebook I think you should also be able to download the next edition free, so look out for that. When I can't say.