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Radio 4-euthanasia

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Kyska, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    Is anyone listening to this programme?

    How profound, on both sides of the argument about euthanasia. I almost posted a while ago about this, as it came up in lectures.

    Myself, as a health professional am 'pro', but some of the arguments are sound for the negative.

    Lets not pretend that 'euthanasia' in this country doesn't exist, but not in the true form, palliative sedation is the uk's stance, but chosen, per prepared euthanasia?

    Whats your thoughts?
  2. themadspread

    themadspread Donator

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    my old man took 2 yrs to die of altzymers in the end was peeing and crapping himself it was awful to see a once honest proud man turned into that.if it happens to me id love my kids to kill me anyway they want
  3. Soximus

    Soximus Busy Member

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    Behind you! Mwhahahahah Just kidding. Christchurch
    There are enough people on the planet already. If anyone wants to shuttle off early then let them get on with it I say...
  4. Andy-K2

    Andy-K2 Posting Addict

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    I watched a 40 year old man die over a two year period with Motto Neuron disease, pretty much died from the feet up…. I think we should have a choice in the way we go, especially with a terminal illness…. We would do it to an animal without question. So I'm in favour.
  5. Jfrwhite

    Jfrwhite Posting Addict

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    I am in favour. If someone is suffering and they want it to end, why not allow it? I know there are risks that family after their money could potentially bump people off early saying that it was what they wanted but if it was properly regulated then I am sure it could be made to work. I am not sure I would want to continue living if all it was for was to suffer.
  6. Happy Hippo

    Happy Hippo Engaging Member

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    There would have to be a form of fast track legal process to support the legislation, otherwise the poor sod would probably die before the case was finally reviewed and sanctioned.

    Last November I watched my father dying from pancreatic and lymphatic cancer. The really nasty part was during the last 14 days or so, and he was in agony, and it was only massive doses pain killers in the palliative care unit that kept him comfortable. Comfortable being unconscious!

    Slightly off topic, but the NHS are often slated for failure, but in my experience of my father's final days, the staff at Princess of Wales hospital, Bridgend, showed great compassion and afforded much dignity to my father, as well as delivering excellent care right up to the end.


  7. Trampilot

    Trampilot Big Poster

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    Nr Ross On Wye
    In favour. You have a right to life and a right to die.
  8. Beachcomber

    Beachcomber Donator

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    North Devon
    I've seen this debate discussed on a few forums and have never, ever seen anyone say they are anti.
  9. Tripleteer

    Tripleteer Donator

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    If a person has had enough of his lot then he should have the right to his or her own destiny, and if it's euthanasia it's their choice and their choice alone. Atb Paul.

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