Wednesday, April 20, 2011

When Medical Care Fails, Pro-Deathers Win

These are the kinds of horror stories that fuel the pro-deathers' wish for death on demand. Here is a seriously medically disabled woman who is clearly not getting adequate medical care, psychological help, and pain management. Note that the doctors keep making all the decisions for her - a classic case of doctor power. Also, correction: This woman did NOT try to "euthanize" herself - she tried to commit suicide.
Chronic fatigue victim Theda Myint locked up at Fremantle Hospital after euthanasia attempt
A Perth woman battling chronic fatigue syndrome was committed to the locked ward of Fremantle Hospital after an attempt to euthanise herself in a desperate bid to address her crippling condition.
Theda Myint, 34, has grappled with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) – better known as chronic fatigue syndrome – for 11 years. The condition has left her bedridden with crippling migraines, severe body pain and an extremely low tolerance to light and noise.
She and her mother, Carol Adams, have campaigned to raise awareness of the condition, which they say is commonly misunderstood in the medical world.
The pair have also lobbied the state government to subsidise her medical treatments, which they say must be administered in the home due to the debilitating nature of her condition, but their requests have so far been rebuffed. more

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