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Damned if I Do #2020

Damned if I Do This is the revealing personal story of the man behind the controversial pro euthanasia movement told in his own words Medical doctor humanist author and founder director of Exit International Ph

  • Title: Damned if I Do
  • Author: Philip Nitschke Peter Corris
  • ISBN: 9780522861419
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • Damned if I Do By Philip Nitschke Peter Corris, This is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro euthanasia movement, told in his own words Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke s life has always been in the spotlight The books spans Philip s early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal laThis is the revealing, personal story of the man behind the controversial pro euthanasia movement, told in his own words Medical doctor, humanist, author and founder director of Exit International, Philip Nitschke s life has always been in the spotlight The books spans Philip s early days, from his curious, activist student days in Adelaide, to working with Aboriginal land rights groups in Australia s Far North to his successful campaign to have euthanasia legalised in Australia and his assistance in four people ending their lives before the law was overturned It covers the controversy surrounding Philip s work, including the banning in Australia of his international bestselling book The Peaceful Pill, and disturbing reports that many young people overdosed on Nembutal, the drug that Exit International recommends for suicide.Ultimately, Philip believes that the right to one s own death is as fundamental as the right to control one s own life It seems we demand humans to live with indignity, pain and anguish whereas we are kinder to our pets when their suffering becomes too much.

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    1. Received from Netgalley for review.I d never heard of Australian Philip Nitschke before, and after reading this autobiography I m surprised by that, as he is obviously a figure of considerable controversy and a larger than life character He is a doctor, the founder of Exit International, and author of the best selling guide to euthanasia, The Peaceful Pill He believes that everyone has the right to end his or her life when they feel the time is right, and should be permitted to do so safely and [...]

    2. For me this book is part biography and part history of Nitschke s involvement with the Voluntary Euthanasia movement in Australia and beyond I really enjoyed the personal no holds barred stories of the larrikin adventurer Philip Nitschke his life as student, his time as a gardener come activist at Wave Hill cattle station, as a Park Ranger, student again, tram conductor, doctor, sailor and pro euthanasia advocate are intriguing and fascinating reads This man takes responsibility for his actions [...]

    3. 4 stars not because it was superbly written very agreeable but nothing or contains a clearly laid out and justified philosophy of a right to death it does have the author s clear views but not in an academic structure but because of its lack of pretension and it s authenticity I picked it up because I want to engage with issues about voluntary euthanasia, and found out about a very interesting life that includes a PhD in Physics I share a physics background but not to the same level I think the [...]

    4. To me this book was a must read when contemplating on death I agree with the author s opinion that every one should know the every option available to exit Not to run away from challenges, but to choose the best way.

    5. I ve always vaguely known about Nitschke s work, but after seeing him speak a couple of years ago, I became really interested I completely agree with his position about end of life choices, and am still surprised about how hard some people seem to fight against it This book has a simple, conversational style which made sense once I read that it had mostly come from interviews and goes into a lot of Nitschke s background, which I had known very little about.

    6. I certainly agree with the man s stance and life s work in general, and I think that he possesses balls of steel to have managed to carry on despite some really quite insane opposition On this point I would like to express my opinion that his being struck off the Medical Register was unfair and largely political The fact that the Australian Government has seen fit to install all manner of Censorship under the guise of protecting us from Terrorism when patently any protection from said terrorism [...]

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