‘Living will’ for the terminally ill


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  • Monday, 08 Dec 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent case of a terminally ill American woman who ended her life to prevent further suffering sparked global debate on the subject, including Malaysia.

Britanny Maynard, 29, who had end stage brain cancer, died on Nov 1 by taking a fatal dose of barbiturates prescribed to her legally by a doctor, under the state of Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act.

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