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She's helped 150 people end their lives: 'It's been the most rewarding work of my life'

30 Jun 2019 11:25 AM | Philip Patston (Administrator)

Stefanie Green didn't enter the medical field thinking she would end up helping Canadians end their lives. In fact, she spent much of the earlier part of her career on the other end of the lifecycle, in the maternity ward, helping mothers give birth.

Dr Stefanie Green has been in Auckland to talk about the impact of euthanasia legislation. Photo / File

Speaking at the medical campus of the University of Auckland on Thursday, Green told a gathering of students and clinicians that she had been directly involved in 150 assisted deaths since Canada first passed euthanasia legislation three years ago.

Green's visit coincides with the successful second reading of the End of Life Choice bill and her experiences provide a glimpse at what life might be like for the doctors who will have to carry out the tough job of helping people choose when they'd prefer to die.

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