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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    How can someone in a permanent vegetative state properly consent to their own killing?
    They can't. It would be a decision made by medical professionals and family, much like turning life support off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point but people change their minds all the time. How do we know that person isn't lying there regretting their previous decision and wanting to change their mind?
    Perhaps if the law came in there would be a legal requirement that people sign a stat dec stating their wants before granting euthanasia. People can change their minds whenever they like but they must update their stat Dec. this could be overruled if the person is of sound mind when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomicmama View Post
    They can't. It would be a decision made by medical professionals and family, much like turning life support off.
    glad I am married and that decision is no longer in my parents hands!!!! Scary to think others can determine whether or not to euthanise someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    Perhaps if the law came in there would be a legal requirement that people sign a stat dec stating their wants before granting euthanasia. People can change their minds whenever they like but they must update their stat Dec. this could be overruled if the person is of sound mind when the time comes.
    I just can't stand the thought of someone making a moral stand saying "yep - I will do the right thing by my family and sign up for Euthanisation" then when it comes to the crunch they think "I don't want to go" but it's too late. They signed away their fate already (possibly at a time when they didn't fully comprehend what their choice entailed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    How can someone in a permanent vegetative state properly consent to their own killing?
    My parents and husband know my wishes.explicitly in this field, i am not to be left a vegetable, on life support indefinitely or as a quadraplegic with lots of complications or with major head injury. have nursed too many people in these areas. Told mum id come back to haunt them all for torturing me

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Good point but people change their minds all the time. How do we know that person isn't lying there regretting their previous decision and wanting to change their mind?
    Because at that point they have no higher consciousness with no ability to change their mind, and with no hope of recovery. Currently the only way by which some of these patients can die is by starving them to death.

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    Default Euthanasia - Yes or No?

    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    I just can't stand the thought of someone making a moral stand saying "yep - I will do the right thing by my family and sign up for Euthanisation" then when it comes to the crunch they think "I don't want to go" but it's too late. They signed away their fate already (possibly at a time when they didn't fully comprehend what their choice entailed.
    Dare I say anyone who would sign such a document would be very strongly pro-euthanasia and they would fully comprehend it. If they get to a point they're given a short time to live they would then make a call. If it was a car accident or something sudden then it falls into the 'turning off life support' category where it's 100% left up to the family. Surely in that scenario you would rather decide than your family. What if both you and you DH were in an accident and it came down to your parents deciding, would't you rather the hospital be bound by the document you signed than your parents wishes??
    Last edited by A-Squared; 07-02-2016 at 21:34.


 

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