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A right to die with dignity

ALEX DOWNES, alexdownes@nationnews.com

Added 19 July 2016

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Attorney-General Adriel Brathwaithe (second from left) addressed issues surrounding health-related law with (from left) Dr Tomo Kanda, Jessie Schutt-Aine and Javier Vasquez look on. (Picture by Reco Moore)

ATTORNEY GENERAL Adriel Brathwaite wants a national discussion on euthanasia.

He made this call yesterday as he addressed a strategy meeting on Health-Related Law: Sensitisation, Dissemination and Implementation In The English-Speaking Eastern Caribbean Countries at the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO).

Brathwaite raised the importance of having legislation relating to the right-to-die as he recounted a personal situation with a family member.

“About three weeks ago I went to visit my older brother, who’s quite ill, and there he is in adult pampers [disposable diapers]. And if ever there was a free spirit, my brother is a free spirit,” Brathwaite said as he addressed the gathering at PAHO’s headquarters in Marine Gardens, Hastings, Christ Church.  (AD)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.

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