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Kill the Pain, Not the Patient

Shrinque Wrote: May 01, 2013 10:39 AM
What are you, 16? Why don't you have someone read the article to you one more time. The point, which you, of course, do not get, is that killing people is not what Physicians should be about. If any person, whether s/he be 104 and suffering from Stage IV cancer or 18 and totally healthy, wishes to off her- or himself, s/he is totally free to make that choice. But s/he must not ask/demand that her/his Doctor hand them the loaded gun, properly tied noose, hari-kiri knife, or lethal medication. You see, my friend, there is no such thing as "physician-assisted suicide," because involving a second party makes it a homicide. As Ms Kelly previously explained, end-of-life care does not have to mean killing someone. And you cannot tell me that...
Wandered Wrote: May 01, 2013 2:45 PM
There are patients who aren't capable of ending their lives without help. Do those bioethics committees conclude that it's ethical to force certain people to endure whatever agony they have deemed too much?
Shrinque Wrote: May 01, 2013 11:29 AM
. . . any of her three loved ones' deaths was any less "dignified" than that of any of Jack the Dripper Kevorkian's victims.

But what do I know? I'm just an MD who has been practicing Medicine and Psychiatry for nearly three decades and who also spent many years on Bioethics committees.