Nitschke to host euthanasia workshop in Brisbane

The workshop, to be held this Saturday, comes as Dr Nitschke awaits the outcome of an ongoing AHPRA investigation into his attempts to import the banned barbiturate Nembutal for a terminally ill patient who took her own life in December.

The South Australian woman, who was in the final stages of motor neurone disease, used a supply of prescription medication she obtained illegally to end her life, but specifically stated in a letter written before her death she was not assisted to do so by Dr Nitschke or anyone else.