Philip Nitschke is an Australian doctor who believes everyone over 50 years old should have an end of life plan. He doesn’t offer to help you die, but he does believe in providing us all with the know-how to do it ourselves if we want to. (He explains himself in detail in this interview.) He’ll be on Thursday’s show to talk with you, and you can post questions now.
Do you believe in what he is doing? Is it right that we all have the knowledge to give ourselves this way of ending of our life if we choose?
Or does this undermine the fundamental human instinct of not giving up on life?
Shouldn’t we be concerned that those who are seriously ill may have given up on their prospects when, given time and a possible improvement in their health, they may once again want to keep on living?
You can post any question you like and we’ll do our best to get you an answer tomorrow. If you’d like to come on air and speak to Dr Nitschke then please also leave your phone number (which we won’t publish).