By Ron Paterson*
In 2009, the Health and Disability Commissioner considered whether a right to be treated with compassion should be added to New Zealand’s Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights. Before making his recommendation, the Commissioner explored the nature of compassion, its place as a virtue in medicine, and the implications of the proposed law change.
The full article can be accessed here: “Regulating for compassion?” (2010) 18 JLM 58.
* LLB(Hons) (Auckland), BCL (Oxford), Professor of Health Law and Policy, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Ron Paterson was New Zealand Health and Disability Commissioner 2000-2010.