Beverley Young

Retired Palliative Care Nurse Specialist with 20 years experience and post-grad qualifications in palliative care

"I only have one comment for all of those people who oppose Voluntary Assisted Dying laws ... Tell me you have stood at the side of someone dying, watched them suffer intolerable pain - or listened to them drowning in their own body fluid - or heard them desperately trying to take in breath when they are fighting asphyxiation - or vomiting faeces - and only then will I listen to your objections - because I've witnessed all of these things - many times - and stood by while the very best palliative care wasn't able to address any of these things"