When a patient asks for help to die
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When a patient asks for help to die

Nick Evans Health journalist

Fear and anxiety over a potentially painful death may lead patients to consider seeking help to end their lives.

Alison Pickard had been a nurse for more than 40 years, often caring for patients at the end of life, when she diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND).

Nursing Standard. 36, 12, 22-24. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.12.22.s13

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