If it were legal in your state and a physician wrote an order to insert the saline lock and spike the bags containing the medicines which would be used for the suicide, would you participate?
I would help the ill with ending their life. I believe that every person deserves, at the very least, dignity. I have seen far too many people suffer a slow grueling death. I have seen very sick people die alone and sad. I also believe that each case is different and unique.
I believe that I would help.
I wouldn’t hesitate. As long as it was obvious the pt was terminal. I would have no problem with doing it. The way I see it, is the pts already dying. Let them go peacefully and hopefully avoid the family having to potentially witness a hard transition phase where it sometimes takes so much time to get their loved one comfortable, or the gurgling and congestion of someone who’s end stage heart failure. Plus I think the family gets to remember their loved ones like they want to, and not as someone who’s just laying in a bed withering away.
I would tell the dr. that its against my religion to participate/assist with someone elses suicide. They cant fire you for your religion. At least they are not suppose to. I understand that in cancer cases patients may want to die with dignity, but I believe in God. I believe we are all here for a reason, and God will take us when he is ready to do so.
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