Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Why Didn't Aussie Woman Get Surgery To Ease Her Pain???

Here's more on the Aussie suicide case posted below. I that report, Inger Rijn was refused pain meds that made her suffer. Can we say poor pain management? Now we learn that her pain was from a torn hip tendon. Excuse me? Seems like this is a fairly simple condition that could have easily been corrected with surgery. I don’t know why she didn't have surgery, but one explanation might be that in the Aussie socialized medical system, she was judged not worthy of the surgery. Stay tuned.
Assisted suicide case sparks law reform calls
The case of a Melbourne man who helped his seriously ill wife commit suicide has prompted calls for reform laws in cases of medically based euthanasia.
Victor Rijn was yesterday sentenced to a three-year good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to inciting his 70-year-old wife Inger to commit suicide.
Before she took her own life, Ms Rijn suffered pain from a torn tendon in her right hip that was so bad she had trouble walking, sitting and lying down. more

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