My patient ended her life at Dignitas to avoid a slow, undignified death

My patient ended her life at Dignitas to avoid a slow, undignified death
 

Some years ago, while working as a district nurse at a GP practice, one of the receptionists came to tell me she had just taken a phone call from the son of a patient to say he had returned from the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland. His mother, who had recently been diagnosed with a neurological condition that would kill her slowly, and with loss of dignity and independence, had taken her life there.
The reception staff were shocked. I was shocked. My team was shocked. I was dismayed that this lady, who I had known for a number of years, had to go to another country to receive the care she... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Health, Views: 33
Source: Guardian
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