Fond memories of a rude woman who wanted to die

In our latest Real Cases column, Dr Ivor Zetler fondly recalls a rude nursing home resident who died as an act of free will. 

ALWAYS ready for a challenge, I accepted Brenda as a patient. 

A succession of doctors had been caring for her in an aged-care facility and she had dismissed them all. 

I was told she was rude, foul-mouthed, abusive and racist. It was my suspicion that her previous medicos were pleased to be rid of her. 

Given this introduction, I had low expectations. To my