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Making the Most Difficult Decision
End of Life Considerations
This is a scenario where you are terminally ill, al medical treatments acceptable to you have been exhausted and the suffering in its different forms is unbearable. Because the illness is serious, you recognize that is your life is drawing to a close. Euthanasia comes to mind as a way of release.
The reasons that lead an elderly person or someone who is seriously ill to seek information about their end-of-life choices are many and varied. All are intensely personal. Rewriting the ways in which society can plan for and experience death and
dying is the challenge of our time.
The development of an end of life plan is one small step that all of us can take to protect those we love from the ravages of the law. While most of us will never use our plan, we can all draw comfort in knowing that if things ever become too painful or undignified (especially in the context of serious illness and age), we will have a plan in place that will allow us to maintain our dignity and our independence.
The euthanasia option - or the right to choose to die - comes in four ways:
1. Passive Euthanasia
3. Assisted Suicide
4. Active Euthanasia