Breaking the law to force euthanasia debate

Breaking the law to force euthanasia debate

Inside the conspiracy of silence holding back the euthanasia debate, and the doctor waiting for police to arrest him.

Steve Guest was a funny, wry bugger, according to Dr Rodney Syme. Very intelligent, a fan of music, the father of twin daughters. But he was dying painfully from oesophageal cancer. He was 58.

Guest hadn’t eaten food for six months when Syme met him. Morphine quelled some of the pain, but it caused nausea and severe constipation, and Guest was being nourished through a stomach tube.

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