Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poor Pain Management No Excuse For Suicide

This Aussie story is supposed to support legalized killing, but it inadvertently reveals why some people want to die - poor pain management. Let me repeat myself: In almost every case, effective pain management can keep people comfortable until natural death.
Court mercy in suicide help case
WHEN Inger Rijn was last year refused a third dose of Panadeine at hospital in a last-ditch bid to manage chronic pain, her mind was made up. She would take her own life.
Doctors at the Cabrini Hospital emergency department told the 70-year-old mother of three that she could not have another injection because ''we've given you enough to kill a horse''. Mrs Rijn felt no better. more

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