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Poll: Would you consider euthanasia while still healthy?

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

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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:

I would only consider it if terminally ill (5180)
Absolutely not (3433)
Yes (2072)
Maybe (1296)

Read: Assisted suicide could be introduced in Ireland

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