This newly qualified doctor is a big fan of living wills


She may be a newly qualified doctor at the age of 56 but Dr Merran Cooper has been confronted by end-of-life care issues over a long period.

As a young woman she watched her first husband succumb to leukaemia after a painful 11-month battle. She’s also cared for a friend struggling with the genetic degenerative neuromuscular disease, Friedreich’s ataxia.

Merran’s first career was in physiotherapy. But her experiences in medical training and on the