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Lecretia's choice : a story of love, death and the law, Matt Vickers

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Lecretia's choice : a story of love, death and the law
Title
Lecretia's choice
Title remainder
a story of love, death and the law
Statement of responsibility
Matt Vickers
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
362.196994810092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Lecretia's choice : a story of love, death and the law, Matt Vickers
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Lecretia's choice : a story of love, death and the law, Matt Vickers
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A successful young lawyer in Wellington, New Zealand, Lecretia Seales met and fell in love with Matt Vickers in 2003. In Lecretia's Choice, Matt tells the story of their life together, and how it changed when his proud, fiercely independent wife was diagnosed with a brain tumour and forced to confront her own mortality. The death she faced - slow, painful, dependent - was completely at odds with how she had lived her life. Lecretia wanted to die with dignity, to be able to say goodbye well, and not to suffer unnecessarily - but the law denied her that choice. With her characteristic spirit, she decided to mount a challenge in New Zealand's High Court, but as the battle raged Lecretia's strength faded. She died on 5 June 2015, aged forty-two, the day after her family learned that the court had ruled against her. Lecretia's Choice is not only a moving love story but compulsory reading for everyone who cares about the dignity we afford terminally ill people who want to die on their own terms
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24 cm
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Extent
336 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925355598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)950881266

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