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

Her courage showed me assisted dying should be legal in the UK so the terminally ill can have some control 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.
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