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What do you think about voluntary euthanasia?

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2 years ago
I think the other side is those in extremem pain whether it's been fighting depression their whole life with no change through counselling ,medication etc or those with teminal illness etc should be given the right to end their life with dignity opposed to committing suicide. When someone is in that much mental or physical pain that its unbarable to move it should be their choice to end their life in a calming way, in a dignified way. This would also help reduce the trauma of those ambulance and police officers face daily, just attending suicide attempts or deceased people through suicide means. By all means have criteria and hoops, but just remember suffering runs deep and if someone really wants to end their life they should be able to if they are of sound mind with out having to go to gruesome means to do so. I think however, that said seeking help and support should always be the first step. I am not advocating for either side here merely pointing out that it shouldnt be just about what people perceive as suffering by their own terms. Each person suffers differently so the criteria needs to be thorough.

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2 years ago
Personally though just following on, I think only those with terminal illness and those with maybe dementia should be allowed legally to go through this process.

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2 years ago
I’d happily sign over demntia rights to be euthanised.
I’d try to have enough guts to do it before I completely lost my mind but yeah it’s shit.
My grandmother , grandpa 2 uncles and mum died of cancer I was there for all their last days and breaths and that’s a hard one. 3/5 went the “nice way”
But the two who didn’t ... HORRIFIC. I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy absolute torture for everyone involved. But you don’t know it’s gone bad until the end. In which case I’d like to be euthanised but then the way the others went is actually how I’d chose to go out.
With time to say good bye , grandually hust falling asleep basically with everyone you love in the room holding your hand as you go.
Ultimately I think there should be a euthanised law: which strict protocol.

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2 years ago
What was so terrible about the 2/5?
Im sorry I'm asking but I'm not sure what to make of the legislation.
I guess I'm asking for your humanity to tell me what we want us and our loved ones to be saved from. Thank you.

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2 years ago
When death goes bad by cancer it’s real bad, hallucinations , constant weeks of dedicating, so much pain but morphine won’t conteol it, anger outbursts hitting kicking punching their family members or nurses in confused rage. Death rattles, coming close to death Athen kicking on for another week, constant vomiting and choking in the vomit.

Just to name a few.

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2 years ago
God that is horrific

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2 years ago
I work in aged care, dementia and palliative.
Think this is great idea.
Suffering can last months, years

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2 years ago
Thankyou for doing what you do 💕

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2 years ago
Bump

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2 years ago
I believe it is a persons choice to die with dignity.

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2 years ago
I agree completely

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2 years ago
I absolutely agree with it!!!!!!!, I wish it was around a while ago so my pop didn't have to struggle so much in his last few months.

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2 years ago
Well if it's not voluntary, isn't it just straight murder?
I feel that we need to be careful around this issue (eg. depression not a reason for euthanasia, but for better treatment and support). But, if I or a loved one was suffering incredible pain from a disease that had no cure or treatment to help, I think I'd like to be able to make a dignified exit at my time of choosing.

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2 years ago
It isn’t about making suicide legal. It doesn’t mean a person to go to their doctor and ask for them to end their life, no questions asked.. Their are criteria that need to be met. There is a process before a person who wants to end their life is allowed voluntary euthanasia

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2 years ago
^absolutely. This is going through parliament in WA right now and there are hundreds of issues that need to be agreed on. It looks like it's finally going to happen. I for one am excited for this

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2 years ago
I was pointing out the problem with calling it voluntary euthanasia - if it's not voluntary, it would be involuntary??

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2 years ago
How is it involuntary? The decision is made by the person who is going to die. It isn’t made for them by a doctor or family member. Hence, voluntary.

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2 years ago
Yes, but why call it voluntary at all?

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2 years ago
Because definitions are important. ‘Voluntary‘ covers area of consent. You can’t decide that your dementing mother in the nursing home should euthanised because her quality of life is diminished. Only the person who wants to end their life can decide that, and it has to be under certain conditions. A demented person wouldn’t have the capacity to make that decision for example, even if they also had a terminal illness.

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2 years ago
Write a letter to the government and ask THEM why it's called voluntary. Us readers didn't make up the name

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2 years ago
I am totally for it and will use it if need be, also now my parents are getting on (early 80’s) im so relived its coming to WA, parents are fit and healthy still, but its great for them to have this option if things take a turn for the worse.

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2 years ago
It'll be at least 18 months to be applicable. Its a long time but it sure is better late than never. My parents have passed but I'm happy yours are going strong ♥️

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2 years ago
I absolutely support it and would use it if I needed to. People don't get to choose to enter this world, but should be in charge of how to end their own life.

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2 years ago
I support it and would use it if I needed to.

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2 years ago
We really need this

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2 years ago
I wish it was legal when my beautiful mum needed it 💔

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2 years ago
I’m glad another state is about to legalise it. I’ve never understood how we can end the suffering of our beloved pets but a person who has a terminal illness and wants to die with dignity cannot. All about to change in WA.