Yes 1000 times. I've palliated three family members at home who were terminal and all suffered pain and loss of dignity even though they were on enough medication to fell a horse. My own mother screamed and moaned through copious sedatives and massive doses or morphine nearly every half an hour until her body gave out. Had she been able to choose to speed up the process that was inevitable I have no doubt she would have chosen that over the death she got.
Its ridiculous isn't it. That we still havent legalised euthanasia. I've been working in a hospital acute ward for the last year where alot of patients go to die, especially as there is a lot of elderly in this town. where they are just 'kept comfortable'. Its really opened my eyes and left a mark on me to see that process happen. One man recently in particular, he just kept holding on, basically just starved to death slowly over nearly 2 weeks. Such a long slow process. I hate that look of death they all get, its like they just turn grey and sink into the bed and whither away. The poor families that have to witness that. Let them die with dignity and not let that be the last thing their family remembers
I haven't read responses, but absolutely yes.
The legal details could be tricky, but yes.
I agree, there should be a better way.
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