IN SPITE of being a very emotional topic, in some cases euthanasia is the best option.
Carers see terrible, prolonged suffering in people who have been kept alive artificially and stripped of all human dignity.
Not all pain can be controlled. Medicine is not foolproof. There is only so much they can do.
That is the fact many people don’t understand.
Sometimes we should be able to let nature it’s course as it always has.
Lawyers have to stop manipulating medical decisions for their own profit. In some instances the cures are worse than the disease.
A strict criteria can be developed by medical professionals to manage potential abuse on a case by case basis.
We can set down on paper, in advance, how much we are willing to endure before we become so incapacitated we can no longer decide for ourselves. It is a quality versus quantity situation.
If we believe in life at any cost, why don’t we freeze everyone and wait for a cure?
At present we have to trust a broken system with legal restrictions imposed by strangers who have no idea about individual circumstances.
We should have the right to choose how much we are willing to endure.
We don’t let our pets suffer but we are expected to stand by and watch loved ones live a miserable life they don’t want.
— G Campbell, Laidley