This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 11 °C Thursday 21 February, 2019
Advertisement

Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?

A healthy nurse has ended her life in a Swiss clinic.

Image: PA Wire/PA Images

A HEALTHY NURSE from England has opted to die via assisted suicide, rather than growing old.

Gill Pharaoh (75), a former palliative care nurse, chose to die at a Swiss clinic so she wouldn’t become a burden on her family or the health service.

In an interview with the Sunday Times shortly before her death, Pharaoh said her children struggled to cope with her decision, but understand where she is coming from.

Her husband accompanied her to the clinic.

“My daughter is a nurse and she said ‘Intellectually I know where you are coming from but emotionally I am finding it really hard.’,” Pharaoh said.

What do you think about her decision?

Would you consider euthanasia while healthy?


Poll Results:






Read: Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Órla Ryan

Read next:

COMMENTS (103)

    Trending Tags