Euthanasia

Menstuff® has compiled information on the issue of euthanasia - bringing about of a gentle death in the case of incurable and painful disease.


Our Hero - Dr. Jack Keborkian

 

Euthanasia - Dying with Dignity

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Euthanasia - Dying with Dignity


Euthanasia - "Bringing about of a gentle death in the case of incurable and painful disease.

A man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The progression is rapid. Within a few months, things go from first detected, to extreme pain that even morphine won't stop. When the pain gets too be too much, what does our medical and legal community offer?  Basically, just "Deal with it." Otherwise, you'll just have to take your own life. So, he's left with consciously finding a way to end the misery.

Most solutions are far from gentle. Taking ones own life. What torment a man must go through to end the pain.

Euthanasia has been legal in Switzerland for over 50 years and Norway joined them this year. There just aren't that many countries that seem to care about keeping a man's dignity in tact when he dies. How can we be so cruel? Who really benefits from our cruelty? Think about it. You might next.

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Our Hero - Dr. Jack Keborkian


Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted in April 1999 of murder. Photographed by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Kevorkian is serving a prison sentence of 10 to 25 years. The euthanasia crusader's conviction stemmed from his assistance in the suicide of a 52-year-old man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. A videotape of that suicide later aired on the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes," and was used as evidence against him during his Oakland County Circuit Court trial.
Source: www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/jkevorkianmug1.html

The Pope's Message To Doctors


Pope John Paul II told a group of doctors that resorting to extreme measures to try to keep alive the terminally ill at all costs does not respect the patient. Read the story and comments from a Harvard physician.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/22030/8896/347656.html

UK Doctors Forced to be Ethical


Doctors could be struck off the medical register if they insist on giving treatment to critically ill patients against their wishes, the General Medical Council (GMC) has said. In its first guidance on 'life-prolonging' treatment, the GMC tells doctors that they are legally bound to accept patients‚ decisions.
Source: London Daily Telegraph

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One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

 



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