Euthanasia

Menstuff® has compiled information on the issue of euthanasia - bringing about of a gentle death in the case of incurable and painful disease. As of January 23, 2016, 1,127 people have died by Euthanasia in Oregon or less than 63 a year.


Our Hero - Dr. Jack Keborkian

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Euthanasia - Dying with Dignity

Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law

Euthanasia - Wikipedia
Oregon Death with Dignity Act - Data summary 2016 (12 page PDF)
Oregon Death with Dignity Act - Data summary 2015 (7 page PDF)
How many euthanasia deaths have been recorded in the world?
You already knew about the importance of filling out an advance directive; what about a POLST?
Newsbytes

Resources
See also books Grief.

Euthanasia - Dying with Dignity


Euthanasia - "Bringing about of a gentle death in the case of incurable and painful disease.

A man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. The progression is rapid. Within a few months, things go from first detected, to extreme pain that even morphine won't stop. When the pain gets too be too much, what does our medical and legal community offer?  Basically, just "Deal with it." Otherwise, you'll just have to take your own life. So, he's left with consciously finding a way to end the misery.

Most solutions are far from gentle. Taking ones own life. What torment a man must go through to end the pain.

Euthanasia has been legal in Switzerland for over 50 years and Norway joined them this year. There just aren't that many countries that seem to care about keeping a man's dignity in tact when he dies. How can we be so cruel? Who really benefits from our cruelty? Think about it. You might next.

How many euthanasia deaths have been recorded in the world?


At least 3,147.

There have been at least 3,147 deaths from euthanasia reported worldwide. This is based on data from the Disability and Health Journal published in January 2010 that reported 401 assisted suicide deaths in Washington state by the end of 2009, 246 assisted suicide deaths in Oregon from 1998 to 2005 reported by the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, and 2,500 euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands as of 2009 reported by the Euthanasia Prevention Coaltition. Exact figures may very well be higher than this total.
Source: infomory.com/numbers/number-of-euthanasia-deaths

The number assisted suicide deaths in Oregon


The number assisted suicide deaths were: 77 in 2012, 71 in 2011, 65 in 2010 and 59 in 2009. There has been a 30% increase in the number of assisted suicide deaths in Oregon since 2009.

The number of prescriptions for assisted suicide were 115 in 2012, 114 in 2011, 97 in 2010 and 95 in 2009. There has been a 21% increase in the number of prescriptions for assisted suicide in Oregon since 2009.
Source: www.lifenews.com/2013/01/30/oregon-assisted-suicide-deaths-hit-record-high-in-2012/

Newsbytes


Our Hero - Dr. Jack Keborkian


Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted in April 1999 of murder. Photographed by the Michigan Department of Corrections, Kevorkian is serving a prison sentence of 10 to 25 years. The euthanasia crusader's conviction stemmed from his assistance in the suicide of a 52-year-old man suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. A videotape of that suicide later aired on the CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes," and was used as evidence against him during his Oakland County Circuit Court trial.
Source: www.thesmokinggun.com/mugshots/jkevorkianmug1.html

The Pope's Message To Doctors


Pope John Paul II told a group of doctors that resorting to extreme measures to try to keep alive the terminally ill at all costs does not respect the patient. Read the story and comments from a Harvard physician.
Source: www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/22030/8896/347656.html

UK Doctors Forced to be Ethical


Doctors could be struck off the medical register if they insist on giving treatment to critically ill patients against their wishes, the General Medical Council (GMC) has said. In its first guidance on 'life-prolonging' treatment, the GMC tells doctors that they are legally bound to accept patients‚ decisions.
Source: London Daily Telegraph

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