The need for disclosure

TVNZ reports:

The Government is under fire for funding a study on that’s being run by researchers who support assisted dying.

Opponents are angry, claiming the study asking doctors and nurses for their views on euthanasia is biased and flawed.

The study is being led by two Auckland researchers, Dr Phillipa Malpas and Dr Pam Oliver, who told participants “we are independent”.

But they didn’t reveal they’re members of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society which is pushing for a law change to let doctors help patients die.

I would have thought that was important information to disclose.

The survey is meant for doctors and nurses only. 

But ONE News accessed it online and found it easy to submit fake responses.

Oh dear. Not very robust. Were participants asked to supply details that can be verified?


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