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The judges said that if he had made a living will expressing his future wishes he could have been allowed to die in peace earlier.
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Conventional medicine did not relieve her agony. In her last days, when she repeatedly requested to die, Dr Cox finally gave her an injection of potassium chloride, bestowing on her the boon of a peaceful death so many of us feel we are entitled to. Dr Cox, although given a suspended sentence, was hauled through the courts like a common criminal.
We believe good doctors acting in all conscience like Dr Cox, should be lauded, not vilified, and should have the benefit of legally approved codes of conduct that embody consistent safeguards against abuse. Together we should ensure that medicine and the law serve the patient and the citizen once more.
Together, we can stand and be counted. And, from pooled resources, each small contribution will contribute to the powerful tidal wave that Exit can use to bring this about. She lived for several years with the knowledge that her muscles would, one by one, waste away until the day came when, fully conscious, she would choke to death.
She begged the Courts to reassure her that a doctor would be allowed to assist her in choosing the moment of death. She lived on in terror, helped eventually by a doctor who, in Februarycovertly broke the law to help her die in peace.
A law on assisted suicide with rigorous safeguards could have saved her the nightmare during those months before her death, given her the confidence to carry on - with the reassurance that when it got too bad she could rely on a compassionate doctor to follow her wishes at the end.
Exit is pledged to support research for drafting the most thorough, yet feasible, assisted suicide Bill yet presented to Parliament.
Your support will make it happen. In September the prison doctors found he had gangrene in his right leg. The prisoner refused amputation and received conventional treatment only.
There was a likelihood, however, that gangrene would recur. They refused, and he sought a court injunction to uphold his wishes. The court considered expert testimony in the case known as Re C and found that, although the prisoner was suffering from schizophrenia, there was nothing to suggest that he did not understand the nature, purpose and effects of treatment; he had understood, and, with a full knowledge that death might result from refusing amputation, had clearly made his choice.
The case paved the way for acceptance of advance refusals of medical treatments and so for living wills. Completion of an Exit living will document could save distressing and drawn-out court proceedings if ever you were incapacitated.
Karen Ann Quinlan collapsed on April 15th, She was twenty-one years old. Within hours, she entered a coma from which she could never recover. Her parents, staunch Roman Catholics, knew their daughter would not want to be kept alive by extraordinary means.
A year later, as Karen lay in a "persistent vegetative state," the courts finally allowed her treatment to be stopped; but artificial feeding was continued and she was maintained as a living corpse until Junewhen she eventually died of pneumonia.The case paved the way for acceptance of advance refusals of medical treatments and so for living wills.
Completion of an Exit living will document could save distressing and drawn-out court proceedings if ever you were incapacitated. In case you think that Dr. de Souza is unique, If we examine three recent studies from the Flanders region of Belgium we find that: Euthanasia acts as a cover for a serial killer because their act goes from reprehensible to respectable.
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Test yourself. Interact Exam practice. Dianne Pretty Other Case Studies. In a unique case under the country's euthanasia laws, the year-old brothers, from Antwerp, chose death as they were unable to bear the thought of never seeing one another again. On December 14, they were euthanized by lethal injection at Brussels University Hospital .
Case studies of euthanasia. What is euthanasia? What are the issues? Case studies Ethical responses Christian responses Resources.
Find out more Books Links Multimedia In the news. Test yourself. Interact Exam practice. Dianne Pretty Other Case Studies. 8 Most Controversial Cases of Euthanasia. Posted on March 9, by Grace Murano. Cateogory: In a unique case under the country's euthanasia laws, the year-old brothers, from Antwerp, chose death as they were unable to bear the thought of never seeing one another again.
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