Luke’s mother was 75 when he started to notice that she was diagnosed with brain cancer and metastasis to her lungs. She rapidly declined to the point where she could not long speak, was bedridden, and unable to swallow. The decision was made to place her in a care home for end-of-life care.
Everyday Luke and his father visit her, and Luke feels strongly that she would not want to live this way. In this interview Luke talks about how angry he feels that England has laws against assisted death. We talk about his mother’s condition and what options that are available not to postpone death. Luke’s mother died two days after this interview.
Please also find resources and listen to our podcasts on this topic:
- Episode 43: Euthanasia – Dying with Dignity
- Episode 44: “Mom’s Assisted Death”
- Episode 38: Is there such a thing as life not worth living?