Originally Posted by Oceanbreeze
Doctors don't encourage it. The patient has to request that medication be given. There are guidelines that are followed. In addition to making the request for medication, the patient must be terminally ill and have less than six mos to live. I'm sure other guidelines are in place that I'm not aware of.
Originally Posted by jillio
Psychological evaluation to insure that the patient is competent and fully understands the request and the consequences, diagnosis by two separate physicians, and the submission of 3 separate requests. The must be able to take the meds themself. They cannot be adminsitered by doctor, nurse, friend, or family member.
Yes, that's correct. No one will encourage them to do it because it's their choice to make a desicion, NOT
A DOCTOR OR NURSE OR ANY PHYSICIAN. It's a choice has made by a person her/himself.
A patient should understand the requirement and agreement with doctors. Like I said it before, suicide assistance is for hospital purposes only... Let me tell you about how is the difference in between commit suicide and assistance suicide.
Death with Dignity Act
had happened on October 27, 1997 and November 1994
. I'm sure you guys know about that... Let's start with commit suicide...
"Causes of Suicide"
There are a variety of reasons for commit suicide:
-Withdrawal or discontinuation of psychoeactive substances
-As philosophically or ideaologically motivated move
-To escape punishment or an abusive environment
-Guilt or shame
-As part of a military or social strateagy (suicide attacks, self bombing, etc)
-Belief that life has no inherent value (absurdism, pessimism, etc etc)
-As part of a religious or cult doctrina
-To restore honor
-Unresolved sexual issues
-Drugs as in the paradoxical effect of some sedatives
-Teens suicide rate
-Low self esteem
But this is not done by the doctors because it's not THEIR responality(sp) for their jobs.
This is much safer and simple than the commit suicide. Before my home-state had the law, believe it or not, there were still had a rate of commit suicide. So, after the law had passed, the assisted suicide do not effect on the rate of commit suicide, because of the popularity had been increased today by immegaties (sp?), birth rate, teen suicide rate (due to religious intolerance, bullies, etc etc), fear of dealing with various and personal problems (see the above on the list of commit suicide), and much more.
Cearly, both of assisted suicide and commit suicide are not same, like Liebling said, you cannot compare both of them because they are totally different stories.
EDIT: Again, it's about a doctor's job, not outside of any hospital.
"Causes by Suicide Assistance That Could Prevent From Intolerance of..."
- Fatal diseases which is much harder to heal it
- Uncurable diseases
- A kind of an organ cancer that could not cure or is harder to heal it
- Malignant disease
- Heart diseases
Be remember, the passage of this initative (sp?) had been made in Oregon, the first US state, and this - one of the first juriseudictions (sp?) in the world to allow some terminally ill patients to determine the time of their own death for themself alone...