I also agree there should be better care for the dying - those that choose to keep living. But IMO no one has the right to effectively force others to keep living painful, unhappy lives bc they themselves wouldn't opt for euthanasia
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27-05-2012 21:54 #81
27-05-2012 21:55 #82
OK - perhaps 'trendy' to me is more of a satistical sense, rather than fashion, I accept that was probably not the best word.
But I stand by the rest, I don't believe another has the right to take your life. Period. I too have seen a few very close family members die of long term illnesses which has made me stand by my belief more. We should take more care and love for the dying.
27-05-2012 22:02 #83
27-05-2012 22:06 #84Senior Member
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All for it. Seeing someone die of muscular dystrophy was horrible, especially when it comes the the part where your muscles won't let you breathe and you end up suffocating to death. In the 21st century it seems cruel to me that these people suffer when they needent have or want to.
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27-05-2012 22:07 #85Senior Member
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100% for! Why should people have to go through those last painful months/ weeks? Let them choose to go peacefully and with dignity!
27-05-2012 22:07 #86
I think firstly to make a decision people need to know about the process of dying. Even in its final stages a person can be unresponsive and had no food or fluids for almost two weeks before they pass. I don't want to go onto details as it can be traumatic and unfair to those who have seen it first hand to relive those experiences, but the final stages are unfair and undignified and heartbreaking to watch family members wanting to be there to provide comfort in the end but the end dragging on for upwards of a week.
I think where euthanasia comes into the equation is where you are shortening this process, where death is impending and imminent, not up and about one moment and in a coffin the next...
27-05-2012 22:09 #87-
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- Home, where my life lies waiting, silently, for me.
I would not wish for any living thing to go through that.
27-05-2012 22:21 #88
personally I imagine if the individual cannot physically administer the final drug themselves - the responsibility would be handed to a medical professional who had witnessed signed (by the patient) paperwork, and who would have to consult peers, be double checked etc.
...not a relative.
27-05-2012 22:24 #89
I'm for euthanasia.
My nanna has got a slow progressing dementia and it's cruel what she's going through. She's bedridden, can barely talk and is so thin you can see the shape of her bones.
I'm in tears everytime I see her.
She always said she didn't want to get like that. I believe that she should have been able to consent to end it when she was of a sound mind so she wouldn't suffer.
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27-05-2012 22:27 #90
I'm talking about Paliative Care being improved across society, and perhaps if it was then people wouldn't be so scared of dying, conditions for the dying improve and people generally wouldn't be so removed from taking care of their dying relatives.
Here's a broad definition from WHO (and certainly one for debate in itself!):
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. Palliative care:
- provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
- affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;
- intends neither to hasten or postpone death;
- integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
- offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
- offers a support system to help the family cope during the patients illness and in their own bereavement;
- uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counselling, if indicated;
- will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness;
- is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.
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