Death with dignity

Death with dignity The dilemma Debbie Purdy faces is about as agonising as can be imagined. She has a terminal illness and is anxious to be in a position to decide when and if to end her own life, should her condition become unbearable. But she is also desperate to protect her husband, a Cuban musician, Omar Puente, from the threat of prosecution if he were to assist her. She wants the option of travelling to the Swiss clinic, Dignitas, in Zurich, where terminally ill patients are helped to a quick and painless death.