thenosefaceI think this is the most fucked up thing ive heard all day. Unless it is completely legal like if they are suffering then stopping their misery is acceptable but there are better ways then suicide like stop requesting medical attention, but any other reason like mental reasons people should not assist. If someone asked for assistance to kill themselves then they should turn them a psychological help. why would you even ask that if it was 'ok'?
Did you click the article?
I think that its is their decision and they should be able to make it (talking about the terminally ill). Should you help someone who just wants to kill themselves do that, no. But if they have a terminal illness and choose not to go through treatment I think I'm okay with that. I hope I never have to make that decision but if they either don't think they will survive or the side effects and cost of survival of the treatment will not be worth it why shouldn't they have the choice.
To me, these people don't want to just survive, they want to live. And they want to live for as long as they possibly can. When they can't live anymore and they are now fighting to survive with pain and suffering they should be able to end it if that's how they choose.
It is a terrible thing to even have to think of or try to put yourself in their position. I can't imagine what that must be like to be told you have 6 months to live and no treatment will save you.
The story reminds me of an article I read about people in the medical profession; doctors, nurses, surgeons, the kind of people who see cancer patients day in and day out. When they are diagnosed with a terminal disease, often they choose not to undergo treatment because they've seen the pain and suffering it takes to try and beat the cancer.
Probably not the specific article I'm referring to, but good reads on the same subject.
"I will accept further treatment only if it enhances the quality, not the quantity, of the days I have left." - From the first link.