Ending pain: Is euthanasia justified to end the pain of a terminally ill patient?
A growing number of states, including Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont and Hawaii, permit mentally competent, terminally ill patients to obtain medications they can ingest to bring about a peaceful death if their suffering becomes unbearable. The Oregon, Washington, and Vermont laws clearly state: “Actions taken in accordance with [the Act] shall not, for any purpose, constitute suicide, assisted suicide, mercy killing or homicide, under the law.”
Its not our place to settle on choices for the patient . On the off chance that a patient needs beyond words, are we to disclose to them that we should keep them alive. Quest for bliss. For whatever length of time that they are not harming or upsetting others then they ought to be enabled the privilege to pass on, much the same as the privilege to live.