Post by NomadCris on Jun 6, 2021 3:25:59 GMT
There needs to be proper grown up dialogue about it, about end of life and about compassionate euthanasia and the personal right to die not a neverending point scoring session between legal and religious factions,do gooders and pro life pro euthanasia camps.
Eastern societies have a more realistic matter of fact acceptance understanding and manner of dealing with the end of life.
Indeed. Generally people choose home hospital or hospice and agree to the drugs because they don't want to die in pain or be aware of hypoxia.
The discussion and philosophy surrounding expected death in the UK is very mature....but some people don't want to talk about It.... Why should they.
Everyone is promised a comfortable death so its not an issue. I suppose if an individual wanted a painful, flailing death then they wouldn't get that in the UK.
It's not point scoring. It just is and will be as comfortable as can be achieved.
The discussion and philosophy surrounding death is mature only in academic,legal,parliamentary medical circles and one side or the other is always trying to claim the moral high ground.
Its not really a mature discussion amongst the general public because they dont want to talk about it or dont feel comfortable with it.
Anymore than people want a mature discussion about organ donation especially not when theyre confronted with the issue when a loved one dies suddenly.
I dont believe people are ever promised or expect to be given a comfortable death.
I think people generally hope they wont suffer in pain or hope theyll die suddenly or in sleep.
People dont even get their wishes granted if they want to end their lives, they have to fight for their right to and often its denied regardless of the reasons.
There would appear to be a gross hypocrisy that people who wish to seek an end to their lives for very valid debilitating medical reasons are outright cruelly refused by the system but if the reports are to be believed thousands are heavily sedated and rendered unaware to die quickly and painlessly without having given consent for the convenience of the system and medical carers.
Who is it thats playing God deciding who should die when and how and by what authority?
Its difficult to say a person passed away of natural causes when theyve been heavily sedated and passed away from prescribed drug induced respiratory or cardiac arrest.