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Making the Most Difficult Decision

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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
2. Self-deliverance
3. Assisted Suicide
4. Active Euthanasia


The Wonders of Modern Medicine
In any discussion of end of life issues the role of modern medicine is paramount.While no one can be critical of the huge advances in medical science over recent decades- improving beyond measure the length and quality of our lives - there is
also a flip side. In contrast to previous generations, we are now far more likely to die of slower, debilitating conditions that are associated with old age and illness. Yet we are also more likely to be kept alive through an increasingly sophisticated array of medical technologies.
A longer life can be a wonderful thing,but should we be forced to live on, if we come to a point where we have simply had enough?
Surely the act of balancing one’s quality of life against the struggle of daily living in our later years or in illness, should be each individual to arbitrate.
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