A Short Stay in Switzerland

Back in 2006, a doctor suffering from a progressive and incurable degenerative disease called supranuclear palsy decided to take her own life. As assisted suicide in not legal in the United Kingdom, Dr Anne Turner decided to travel to Switzerland to the Dignitas clinic where after taking the prescribed drug her life ended.

In 2009, Julie Walters played Dr Anne Turner in a BBC documentary called “A Short Stay in Switzerland”.

The death of Dr Anne Turner made headline news back in 2006.

A short Stay In Switzerland – Starring Julie Walters

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight

Part Nine

David Frost’s interview with Dr Steve Field, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and Edward Turner, Dr Anne Turner’s son.

Further Reading

Clinic assists doctor’s suicide

‘A short stay in Switzerland’

Family ‘respect’ woman’s decision

Will Swiss vote pressure UK assisted dying debate?


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