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I have no problem with terminally ill patients choosing to die a peaceful and pain free death. Where does one draw the line on assisted suicide? These people were not terminally ill just handicapped.

I dunno.

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here's a thought. If you don't wanna live don't go to the hospital! And you can die freely in the comfort of your own home. Why bother going to a hospital if you're only going to ask the doctor to kill you? thats like going to church and asking the priest to dispell god. Simply put, thats not what they are there for.

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here's a thought. If you don't wanna live don't go to the hospital! And you can die freely in the comfort of your own home. Why bother going to a hospital if you're only going to ask the doctor to kill you? thats like going to church and asking the priest to dispell god. Simply put, thats not what they are there for.

evidently, some doctors feel differently.

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But I have no problem with assisted suicide. Honestly I have no plans of going to a nursing home. I will take care of the job before it reaches that level. I'll start off doing really dangerous stuff, if that doesn't do the trick well then I'll have to do it myself. I figure I'm a lucky girl if I get to live to 78-85 years old.

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I have a patient who is 93 years old. Most of her friends are dead, her husband is dead and she lives in a nursing home. She is too frail to move around, she is blind, her corneas are so eroded that she is in constant pain. We typically remove the eyes of patients with her condition because there is nothing that can help them but she is to old and frail to get medical clearance.

Last time I saw her she cried and told me that she spends most of her day alone in a room with her eyes closed. The family that insists they cant risk surgery, for fear of her life, hardly visits her. She asks "Why can't they leave me alone and let me die?"

She says she is ready to go and I don't see any reason why she can't be allowed to make that decision.

That's sounds absolutely terrible.

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here's a thought. If you don't wanna live don't go to the hospital! And you can die freely in the comfort of your own home. Why bother going to a hospital if you're only going to ask the doctor to kill you? thats like going to church and asking the priest to dispell god. Simply put, thats not what they are there for.

It can be difficult for some to kill themselves quickly and painlessly. I would rather have a professional do it.

It doesn't have to be in a hospital but doctors should be involved to assure the "candidate" is truly sick or impaired.

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it sets a very dangerous precedent, and those are the only qualms i have about it.

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it sets a very dangerous precedent, and those are the only qualms i have about it.

I agree and thats why I responded

I dunno

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evidently, some doctors feel differently.

First off I ain't sure ms. godess and her twelve post are really a doctor. In that case I'm hehateme. Second if someones options are empty the doctor tells you how long to expect to live and then releases you from all treatments. Happens all the time. To me thats all the assistance they should be able to grant. The doctor has a hypocratic oath to heal. not determine and execute someones fate. if that patient decides its time to stop fighting then its her choice. Just refuse the docs orders and go home.

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First off I ain't sure ms. godess and her twelve post are really a doctor. In that case I'm hehateme. Second if someones options are empty the doctor tells you how long to expect to live and then releases you from all treatments. Happens all the time. To me thats all the assistance they should be able to grant. The doctor has a hypocratic oath to heal. not determine and execute someones fate. if that patient decides its time to stop fighting then its her choice. Just refuse the docs orders and go home.

i should have told my grandmother who suffered a massive stroke and was kept alive for months against her will that she should've just sacked up and gone home to die on her own... ultimately she had to starve herself to death (in hospital) in order to be allowed to die. Fun stuff... thank goodness for that hypocratic oath.

do you think that people who are well enough to discharge themselves from a hospital and go home are the people we are really talking about here?

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To me thats all the assistance they should be able to grant. The doctor has a hypocratic oath to heal.

Not really.

Most Hippocratic oaths don't forbid euthanasia these days. And when it was written in ancient Greece doctor's practiced euthanasia (as well as abortion).

It's an ancient and outdated script that said women can't practice medicine and doctors can't break the skin.

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I have no problem with terminally ill patients choosing to die a peaceful and pain free death. Where does one draw the line on assisted suicide? These people were not terminally ill just handicapped.

I dunno.

the OP link doesn't work for me, but...

What is the difference in terminal illness and terminal human existence?

Maybe one just causes more physical pain than the other or something?

We're all going to die anyways, and if people feel like it is their time, who am I to say that they don't have the right to decide that?

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