Making sense of illness, death and taxes through the eyes of Attorney and Author, Melinda Gustafson Gervasi
Monday, August 15, 2011
Terry Pratchett's Thoughts on Assisted Suicide
Last week N.P.R.'s Morning Edition ran a brief interview with author Terry Pratchett who has been diagnosed with a form of dementia. Facing a bleak diagnosis he reflects on assisted suicides in Switzerland, his role to bring that option to residents of England, and his ambition to finish is next book.
As the population ages, I'm certain we'll see more and more discussion in the public arena about a person's ability/inability to direct their final days and end of life experiences.