Ilora Finlay

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“I just want to die.” How often I have heard that phrase uttered as a way to ask “would I be better off dead?”, to seek reassurance and support, to express fears, or even just to open a conversation on how death will occur. I have seen people who were firm supporters of euthanasia when well who struggle to stay alive against all the odds when dying. And I have often heard people go on to say that they never believed their final days could be so rich and full of love.

When I look at the patients I have seen over the past few months — some suffering from cancer, some with neurological disease, some with chronic conditions — I wonder how they fit into the categories specified by Keir Starmer, the Director of Public Prosecutions, yesterday in his explanation of the law on assisted suicide.…  Seguir leyendo »