The old are still alive – not praying for death | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog

The old are still alive – not praying for death | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog.

A very important essay from Karen Hitchcock, resisting the pro-euthanasia push that risks putting the elderly under more pressure to just die and get out of our way:

I have had the same experience in my time in Intensive care. The old and decrepit rarely wanted to die; it was sometimes the wonderful old patients, people that would make wonderful grandparents who, aware of their lack of purpose, wanted to move on.

I do not recall a patient denied a serious request for a dignified exit, since morphine treats pain, and morphine is cheap, but I do recall that relatives are not always the best advocates for their elderly.

 

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