I believe he is a candidate for a medically assisted death
She rejects the argument that the intention behind the former and the latter may be different (93-94) and asserts that "the motive or goal of all forms of assisted death
is to alleviate suffering" (93), whether the health care provider withdraws treatment or "injects a lethal dose of potassium chloride" (93-94).
Downie argues that the legal status of assisted death
(her conceptualization of end-of-life care) in Canada requires clarification for several reasons: Unwanted treatment is sometimes given.
Attitudes of Tennessee physicians toward euthanasia and assisted death
Oregon was the first state to implement its Death with Dignity Act in 1997 after voters approved the law in 1994, and four other states--Montana, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington --now allow for medically assisted death
Paul Badham, Emeritus Professor of Theology at Trinity St David University, said in the paper: "Lord Falconer suggests that the only criteria for an assisted death
should be that the patient is terminally ill with a probable upper limit of six months of life and that the patient found the suffering entailed by the dying process intolerable.
And earlier this year, a consultant neurologist told a conference that the Liverpool Care Pathway has become an assisted death
pathwayfor more than 130,000 patients a year.
Prof Patrick Pullicino, a consultant neurologist, told the Daily Mail: "The lack of evidence for initiating the Liverpool Care Pathway makes it an assisted death
pathway rather than a care pathway.
Dear Editor, I will be joining hundreds of others in lobbying Parliament on July 4 with Dignity in Dying because I believe that the law should change to allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults the choice of an assisted death
if their suffering has become unbearable.
However, there is no sign of Parliament introducing such a regime any time soon that would afford the claimant the opportunity of an assisted death
But there will be some who say he is selfish for putting his wife through the pain of watching his assisted death
JO Cartwright of the campaign group Dignity in Dying presents the opposite view, arguing that everyone should have the right to choose an assisted death
And this week there was an assisted death
in that long-running soap, Emmerdale.
ACTOR Sir Patrick Stewart has revealed that he wants the right to be allowed an assisted death
The best-selling author, who has Alzheimer's disease, laid out his ideas in the wake of two high profile assisted death