Gillian White's mother

06 September, 2019

My mother had been a strong opponent of assisted dying all her life until at the end of her life she was dying of fibrosis of the lungs, she was in pain, gasping for breath, too weak to control her bodily wastes and due to lack of oxygen fearful of losing her keen mind.

She felt the indignity of wearing nappies very keenly. The most effective pain medications also depressed her breathing even further despite being on oxygen. She pleaded with everyone to help her end this suffering. The end after weeks of suffering was a relief to us all. She was a wealthy woman with health insurance and private health care with no expense spared.

Gillian White, October 2018

Read more stories like this:


Download our Fact Sheets Here
Find out more

We have free information sheets available for download on:

● The facts about Voluntary Assisted Dying

● Planning for the end of Life

● Vicarious trauma, secondary trauma and burnout

Download Here

Help us to help Australia. Share this story.