Euthanasia, the borderline between life and death - WEEK144
Euthanasia, the borderline between life and death
Life and death are one thread, the same line seen from different ends. - Lao Tzu
Euthanasia is an issue of life and death that is intensely debated around the world, and here in Romania it is considered illegal, and as far as I know there are some European countries and some American states that have legalized Euthanasia.
To make it a bit easier, the term and the meaning of the word Euthanasia is not very well known here in Romania, if we do a poll in urban areas we will be surprised that a not very high percentage has heard of this term, and if we do the same poll in rural areas here in Romania we will be surprised to see that no more than 2% have ever heard of Euthanasia.
Can a person's suffering be measured?
There is so much to debate about this term and the effects of its application, first of all there is an ethical issue because we have all been taught that killing is the greatest sin, but how do we question ending a life in order to end that person's suffering.
It seems that between doctors (my opinion is that only they can implement Euthanasia) and the request of the relatives of a person in the terminal phase intervenes the Hippocratic oath like an indestructible wall, however an alternative solution to Euthanasia is the application by doctors of very powerful painkillers to relieve the suffering.
From my own experience I can tell you that due to the fact that between 2010-2011 I had an unpleasant experience having my mother sick with cancer in the last phase, I had to visit monthly an oncology hospital and there I saw cancer patients of all ages, with a tear in the corner of my eye I can tell you that they had a desire to get rid of the disease and live extraordinary but returning to today's topic I saw many people who because of extreme suffering begged the doctors to take their lives.
The experience affected me so much that I never went to that hospital again, and when I came with my mother I would send my sister with my mother I would sit in the car, I couldn't bear to see so much suffering.
I am both for and against euthanasia.
Now let me tell you why I am against Euthanasia, in Romania it is forbidden (illegal), now I think what would happen if Euthanasia was legalized?
I'm thinking that once legalized it would become an option to patient suffering.
Why bother saving someone else when we have a very simple option?
Why should we keep the Hippocratic oath?
Effectively the patients and their relatives would no longer have any right to a decision, but decisions could be made by the doctor, which does not seem fair to human rights.
There are many cases where patients have been in a coma for weeks or months but without the consent of their relatives the doctors do not disconnect them from the machines, if this were legalized that hospital bed would not be so busy because the doctor would make a decision in a few minutes or hours.
Also a significant percentage against Euthanasia would come from the Church/Religious Cults or the religious affiliation of some people, I know many religions that do not even want to hear about it.
And in Romania lately we have seen on TV quite a few cases of Malpractice (medical errors) where relatives of people who died because of medical errors sued the doctors who took care of the patient who died, by legalizing euthanasia in these cases doctors would no longer have any legal liability for their mistakes/errors, and these mistakes could be replaced by the effect of euthanasia (however I do not think it is fair that such mistakes or poor training of doctors be covered by legalizing euthanasia).
Let me tell you why I could be for the introduction of Euthanasia.
First of all, the most important step by introducing euthanasia would be to stop the torment patients go through (I am writing this from my own experience with my mother).
Secondly, I believe that once Euthanasia is implemented, I believe that an agreement could be obtained for the removal of healthy organs, which are not affected.
Even this issue of consent for the removal of organs from terminally ill patients or from patients kept alive only by medical devices is a problem here, in Romania, especially because of religion, it is not possible to obtain consent from relatives.
One life is extinguished and by agreeing to organ harvesting another life can be reborn.
My dear followers and visitors this would be what I would have to say in a few words about Euthanasia, I am also curious how you see its legalization, be curious about the opinion of people living in countries where Euthanasia is legal.
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Uuuf es bastante difícil responder está pregunta pero es importante saberse colocar en los zapatos de todos, yo por mi parte no me gustaría tener que decidir en la vida de mi madre por ejemplo aún a pesar del dolor que pueda tener aunque donar órganos si estaría feliz de hacerlo pues pienso que ayudaría aún a pesar de la muerte
En la vida tenemos que tomar decisiones difíciles.
Sobre la eutanasia, he escrito algunas palabras sobre cómo veo su legalización.
Que tenga un buen domingo.
Definitivamente eres una persona de valor que aporte temas, originalidad, fotos originales de tus viajes y consigo refrescar nuevas ideas con temas con el que hoy propones espero seguir leyendo lo que escribes
Muchas gracias por leer mis posts, y me alegro por las amables palabras que has escrito aquí.
This issue has pros and cons that can outweigh the debate based on the given facts and real-life examples. I agree with what you said that if Euthanasia became legalized, it will become a choice for everyone, and medical practitioners might use it and abuse it. However, I think becoming a choice should have a standard, what I mean is there's a certain extent of criteria that Euthanasia will apply to patients. A sad reality is that we cannot afford to give Euthanasia to the most terminally ill patients because of family opposition. I loved your key points, bro @triplug.
Thank you very much for your comment here, and yes, you are absolutely right, there is much to discuss on the subject of euthanasia.
I wish you a wonderful start to the week.
I usually heard Euthanize in a dog lovers group on fb so I have an idea already about it. I want to agree and disagree on this but in the end, I will leave the decision of Euthanasia to the person who's involve. We can't just cut their life down just because we see their suffering. They are fighting for their lives so the only thing that we can do is support them and be with them during those hard times. As for those patient who can't decide on their own, maybe just ask for a sign or what, ahhh, this is seriously a very hard topic.
If this is legalised, for sure a lot of people will go against it.
It is indeed a complicated subject, it involves a lot of feelings, such as making the decision to part forever from your loved ones, our goal should be to keep you with us as long as possible.
By legalising Euthanasia we will no longer be able to decide if doctors make a mistake and administer the wrong treatment that causes death, doctors will hide behind the legalisation of Euthanasia and will no longer be able to answer to the law for their mistake.
We have seen here, in Romania, quite a few cases of malpractice (medical mistakes) that led to the death of the patient, but that doctor because he made a mistake will answer to the law.