Depends on the regulation put in place and circumstances
If I give you pain medication I am helping relieve a negative symptom. If I give you a lethal dose of pain medication on accident, and I'm a doctor or a nurse, that negligence is going to cost me my career in all likelihood. If it can be proven I did it on purpose, it would likely cost my freedom or even my life.
There is nothing murderous about assisting someone who wants to die peacefully. Nothing at all.
If you give pain medicine to an individual who is committing suicide for the sole purpose of making that suicide painless, then you are assisting in that suicide. Your refusal to use the English language correctly will not distort that fact.If I give you pain medication I am helping relieve a negative symptom.
What does any of that have to do with the mutual agreement between patient and physician to the end the patient's life at their request?If I give you a lethal dose of pain medication on accident, and I'm a doctor or a nurse, that negligence is going to cost me my career in all likelihood.
If it can be established that you entered a legal contract in which both you and the patient agreed to end the patient's life. Then, absolutely, nothing would happen to you if it's legal in the given area you are practicing.If it can be proven I did it on purpose, it would likely cost my freedom or even my life.
All of this further establishes the subjectivity of the topic. There is nothing objective about you stance on this. Nothing. At. All.
That's not always the case. Nor is throwing yourself to your death peaceful. The key word is peaceful. The key concept is people seeking a peaceful death.If you can throw yourself out you definitely don't need anyone else to kill you.
Objectively, where I live, anyone doing what you suggest would land them in prison until their death, which would probably occur from lethal injection. Objectively, their crime would be murder and the former physician would be a convicted murderer.
Subjectively, aside from the death penalty aspect, I wholeheartedly agree with locking up such murderers.
That would be taken into consideration in any trial here.
And I wholeheartedly disagree with you.Subjectively, aside from the death penalty aspect, I wholeheartedly agree with locking up such murderers.
If anything I think people who have the power to allow some to die peacefully but instead choose to just watch them wither away in agony should be taken to the ethics counsel.
I do know a lot about this topic but how I know it is my business, and we're not going to play a guessing game... or at least I'm not going to.
Dehydration has symptoms that can be palliated. That I do know and not just from reading it in a book.
Last edited by JayDubya; 02-06-15 at 07:04 PM.