Modern dying: Last Right: Harriet’s Story

Charles Cowling


If you’ve got 15 minutes, this is worth watching. 

All her life, Harriet Scott liked being in the driver’s seat. And so when her doctor told her she had a terminal case of liver cancer, she was determined to die on her own terms. But would the choice be taken away from her as the disease progressed?

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andrew plume
andrew plume

a very sad but terrific story

and see Harriet’s obituary here:



Thank you for this beautiful story from an inspiring lady – she was so clear and calm and thoughtful. We all fear pain and losing control – I’m glad she was able to find good care and such excellent nursing – death with dignity indeed. And a Mum to the end – we all try and spare our children unnecessary suffering by protecting them – but seeing him sitting by her there – I think that might have been her one mistake….I think he could have (needed to?) handle those final days with her.

Ruth Valentine

Inspiring to see someone so clear and open about what mattered & why.

G M Taylor

Wow, A very determined Lady that got her wish.
Heart-breaking yet a privilege to watch, A very strong minded Lady and a extremely understanding son. ( Not sure I could remain on a course knowing my Mother was so Ill ) The sooner a cure is found for this horrible disease the better, probably not in my day. Harriet Scott may you Rest in Peace