You or someone you love goes through unbearable suffering every day, caused by a terminal illness or incurable disease. There is no reason to go through such intolerable pain. You might think you will die with nothing left, not even your dignity, but contrary to popular belief, this is not true. There is a way to put a stop to the suffering. Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide are practices that have been around since the time of the Romans and Ancient Greeks (Euthanasia.procon.org,2016).
As I have said, they believe someone else holds your life in their hands, that someone else decides what happens to it. I mean, I definitely believe things happen for a reason, and that if you have something going on then the best way is to deal with it, but if the person is already dying and there is no hope, then shouldn’t they get to die when they are still happy and still in the right mind set. I would definitely not want people to suffer and just await death, never knowing when it’s coming. I hope that they can see where I am coming from, and can see why assisted suicide should be legalized in more states. Sophie Warnes states that “In 2013, 0.21% of all deaths in Oregon were due to the Death With Dignity Act, and the latest data (from 2012) on assisted deaths in Washington is very similar at 0.23%.
However, if my close loved one did commit suicide I don’t believe I would take it as well as she did, considering how hard I took it from just finding out they tried. August knew May was depressed and going through a lot and always found the right way to help her and be there for her. I wish I had this characteristic because I struggle with supporting and being there for my loved one. I admire August the most because she is someone I hope to be and I would hope to gain certain characteristics that she
The caregivers are a crucial aspect in the patients last moments. The caregivers are there to help and support the dying, but many forget that they themselves need support in order to carry on. As death being something we can’t prepare for it becomes tougher when we know that for now there isn’t so much of a cure, just a few things to prolong it. Truschke in his letter strives to explain this matter when he writes; “No one is really prepared to deal with the nightmare of Alzheimer’s on their own” (110). His point is not only with dealing with Alzheimer’s disease itself, but can be looked at with all other causes of death and illnesses.
But as mournful as loss is, death can also be a blessing. No one wants to see their family member suffer from an illness that is bound to kill them in the end or have to suffer through it themselves. Authors like Carver and Saunders use death in fiction as a way to bring characters closer together. Both Carver and Saunders utilize death as a way to unify family members. After their child was "knocked down by a car" on his way to school, both Ann and Howard travelled to the hospital to see him (Carver 377).
They suffer through the pain of not being able to hear their loved ones voice, or see their face for the last time (pathos). Death always seems to come at the wrong time, but like Andie, one must wait patiently for life to get back on track. While The Haunted House Project proves that new experiences reside in waiting rooms, life proves to be the perfect waiting room. Like Andie wishes for a different turn out in life, people long for a good outcome in life. While wishing fro change, Andie realizes photography helps one remember the good outcomes in life.
This unique position that the family is in causes them to look towards the professionals, in this case doctors, in order to give them guidance and some sort of peace over their decision. Guilt is also involved with this decision, along with Mitford’s decision. The family in this case feels that once their relative is on the ventilator that they would be killing the relative if they were to remove life support. This is due to the fine line that is still debated among health care professionals about the deciding line when a human being is actually dead or not. Since health care professionals cannot come to a complete consensus on when a person is actual dead, it is difficult for untrained family members to decide that their relative is dead when they see brain activity or involuntary reflexes.
She ends up buying and taking pills that will end her suffering before she’s in too much pain. She wants to go out as a strong person with dignity, not as someone suffering in a hospital bed. The text quotes “Who has the right to tell me that I don't deserve this choice? That I deserve to suffer for weeks or months in tremendous amounts of physical and emotional pain?” Lennie wasn’t able to realize this with his low mental capacity, but George understood it and decided to make the choice for him. He saved him from a brutal, endless amount of suffering and pain.
Now some people know they are going to die son because they have a disease like cancer or ALS one that they know they can no recover from but most of us think that they are going to live forever but in some way that might be true. Now you are not going to live forever on this earth but you my go some where else into the after life, that is what most religions believe but know one knows what is going to happen but you just need to live life to the fullest. That I think changes Mitch in a big why because he is depressed about Morrie dying and this helps him a little to get over
We also think, nobody should assist people on their suicide. We think, if assisted suicide becomes law, people specially young (25-50) will abuse or violate the law to suicide themselves when they don’t want to deal with their own personal life issues. Then we said that in case of elderly people, if they have to do it, it should done before they spend thousands of dollars in medication and life support machine. Rosario and Palley: First of this article informs both of us that employee could take up to twelve weeks a year leave
Though the reason why interventions are made is because with so many people dying from the same mortality factors as suicide by fire arm, suicide by suffocation, suicide by poisoning or addiction the nation decided to take a stand to help others that are in a tough position. For example, an addict goes to an intervention because he/she knows that his/her life is at risk and wants to make a change and by him/her going to the intervention he/she is taking action upon himself/herself and then learns how to live a newer normal life preventing self-harm for the future. There is a whole lot of interventions that have been created for the past 20 years such as interventions for depression, interventions for alcohol abuse, interventions for suicidal ideation, interventions for survivors of sexual abuse etc. All the various kinds of interventions being made for the community will help every civilian and help save a life from falling into darkness and show that every life matters. Attending interventions is a great idea because this is helping understand the consequences that could happen to you if there’s
The patient reports that he has been depressed recently. Furthermore, he reports that both of his parents died years ago around this time of year and he tries to block out the thought of both their deaths. Patient report that both his parents died of cancer. The patient was asked about his statement while in route to the hospital where he sated, "If I had a gun I 'd be dead." The patient states, " I was just rambling off, it was more talk."
Many people are diagnosed with a terminal ill disease that will cause them to be in pain until they die. Some patients do not want to be in pain so go into hospice where they are not given medicine and die slowly. Family members who went through that with a patient says it hurts when they are hurting and can not help them. The law ABX2-15 legally assist patients to commit suicide with prescription to end their suffering with some requirements. The law ABX2-15 should be passed so family members and the patients will end their suffering.