Who is making it happen? Protective services, hospices and at home services.
Why ? That is the reason I am writing this post. To ask the question how can we as citizens end this practice, for it appears to be currently embedded in our healthcare system. The person themselves using their constitutional rights is currently unable to stop it- once it is started.
1. Demand for transparency in all government actions concerning this matter. Demand that there be an open meeting with all immediate family members there and the person who is being targeted for euthanasia- Ask for a person transcribing all who speak.
The simple question to be asked is –
” Are you ready to die? Are you agreeable to the taking of your life through medical actions”
This would virtually end all forced euthanasia.
If the older person in question had no family members able to come then a citizen volunteer/ advocate and a legal aide advocate both neutral would help represent the older persons wishes. ( it would be a good idea to have both present even if family members were there)
So if you ever come across a matter such as this contact the sites below for help and demand transparency after all you are taking a life.
In My Opinion Series
Excerpt from Article below…
In 1984, while working as charge nurse in the intensive care unit, a 20-year-old man asked, “Can you give my mother enough morphine to let her sleep away?” I was horrified. “I can not kill your mother,” I responded. That was only the beginning. Recently, an 80-year-old was admitted to the emergency room and the physician said, “LET’S DEHYDRATE HER”; one more patient was sentenced to die in hospice with NO TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS and once again, THE LIVING WILL determined the death of a 70-year-old man regardless of how he pleaded to live. I can no longer remain silent.
Your life may be in danger if you are admitted to a hospital, especially if you are over 65 or have a chronic illness or a disability. The elderly are frequently dying three days after being admitted to the hospital. Some attribute it to “old age syndrome” while others admit that overdosing is all too common.
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