Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Assisted Killing & Euthanasia: No. Good Palliative Care: Yes, Yes, Yes

Yes, yes, yes. Bad deaths, those that make the pro-deathers seem so attractive, can almost always be avoided by good palliative care.
Assisted Suicide Not the Answer to Preventing Bad Deaths
Around the world too many patients have "bad deaths" because they do not get the care they need, said the President of the International Society for Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care on the first day of the Society's annual conference.
"Too often doctors and nurses fail to listen to the real problems from the patients' perspective and find solutions to help patients live as well as possible," said Associate Professor, Dr Bill Silvester, an Australian intensive care specialist.
"Care of the dying must be a priority everywhere." more

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