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Our Authors

Dr Philip Nitschke (doctor & euthanasia activist) & Dr Fiona Stewart (sociologist & lawyer) met at the inaugural Festival of Ideas at the Brisbane Powerhouse in Australia in August 2001.

For almost two decades, the two have worked successfully as colleagues and collaborators writing books that provide information on Euthanasia, Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD), Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) and Assisted Suicide for the elderly and seriously ill (as part of palliative care planning).

The authors argue that ‘Euthanasia’ – a good death – is the fundamental human right of every rational adult, rather than a medical privilege reserved for the terminally ill.

The Nitschke-Stewart partnership consistently produces the most cutting-edge, up-to-date information available on the topics of euthanasia, assisted suicide and rational suicide for rational adults.

The authors live in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Drs Fiona Stewart & Philip Nitschke

Drs Fiona Stewart & Philip Nitschke

The Peaceful Pill Handbook is the leading self-help book to provide information about Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, MAID and VAD in this time of Covid-19. Other issues addressed by the authors that have special relevance during this time of Covid, include:

  • legal issues such as a living will, advance directives, DNRs
  • health issues such as palliative care &
  • the history of law reform in the area of voluntary assisted dying VAD/ euthanasia/ assisted suicide.