Nevada LIFE Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia & Futile Care
Theory Information Page.
will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor
suggest any such counsel” Hippocratic
man, even if seriously sick or prevented in the exercise
of its higher functions, is and will be always a man ...
[he] will never become a 'vegetable' or an 'animal... The
intrinsic value and personal dignity of every human being
does not change depending on their circumstances.” Pope
John Paul II 2004
is a precious possession which we cannot afford to
tarnish, but society always is attempting to make the
physician into a killer to kill the defective child at
birth, to leave the sleeping pills beside the bed of the
cancer patient ... It is the duty of society to protect
the physicians from such requests.” Margaret Mead, anthropologist
proponents are actively working to legalize and promote
physician assisted suicide, withholding of care and the
ability to end the lives of people deemed no longer
persons or not having a life worthy of life and care.
This is already legal in The Netherlands.
The Nightengale Alliance says that
more than 10,000 people carry “Do Not Euthanize
Me” cards asking that they not be killed if hospitalized
unexpectedly in the Netherlands where 9 percent of all
deaths in 1990 were a result of euthanasia.
current clamor for euthanasia, so called mercy killing, of
those who are deemed not to be living a life worthy of
life should give pause for a little historical
was resisted by doctors in the Netherlands during the
Holocaust and World War II, was considered a war
crime, and which was resisted by Dutch doctors sometimes
at the risk of death, has become standard of practice and
regarded as compassion in a little more than a generation.
several years there have been discussions about declaring
people dead before their bodies die for organ transplants.
Futile care theory is practiced in hospitals in all 50
says that health care providers and institutions may deny
treatment to people who are deemed not to have a quality
of life worth preserving.
This is applicable even if the care is wanted and
would benefit the patient.
The doctor is entitled to call such care
here to all information above and below as a single
Is Refusing Treatment Euthanasia?
unwanted treatment is not euthanasia because patients have
the right to refuse unhelpful or hurtful treatments.
That does not mean that we can stop other basic
care like food and water.
Euthanasia and PAS In The USA and The World. Where
Is It Practiced?
Groups, Information Sites, Articles On Euthanasia,
Physician Assisted Suicide, Futile Care Theory.
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