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20-09-2016, 05:48 PM
RE: My worst nightmare
(20-09-2016 05:44 PM)Stevil Wrote:  
(20-09-2016 07:41 AM)Dom Wrote:  Just as an aside - I put an end to his starvation by pulling him out of the hospital, transporting him home by ambulance and medicating him with sublingual cannabis. And voila - appetite restored, weight gained, hubby walking around like nothing ever happened.
You gave him the munchies, that was great lateral thinking.

Should be done routinely for cancer patients. It's a true life saver.

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20-09-2016, 06:06 PM
RE: My worst nightmare
(19-09-2016 06:18 PM)Dom Wrote:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/brit...e23269433/


Quote:Margot Bentley has not spoken since 2010. The 83-year-old is in the final stage of Alzheimer’s and does not appear to recognize family members, or anyone else. She spends her days slumped in a chair or bed with her eyes closed, according to court documents.

Ms. Bentley has been at Maplewood House, a care home in Abbotsford, B.C., since 2009. Care-home staff wake, dress and feed her.

Her daughter and husband have argued she signed a “statement of wishes” – or living will – that said she should be allowed to die if she suffered from an extreme disability with no expectation of recovery. They said the document, signed in 1991, stated she should not be provided with nourishment or liquids in such a scenario. The family has said the care home is spoon-feeding Ms. Bentley without her consent, which constitutes battery.

The judge ruled that she can still control her food intake by opening her mouth. That is a childhood reflex. This sucks, if one can't decide about one's own life, one has no freedom at all. Living wills are supposed to protect against such things.

I'm confused here. This is in Canada where passive euthanasia (withholding or withdrawing of life-preserving procedures including water and food) is legal.

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20-09-2016, 06:55 PM
RE: My worst nightmare
(20-09-2016 06:06 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(19-09-2016 06:18 PM)Dom Wrote:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/brit...e23269433/



The judge ruled that she can still control her food intake by opening her mouth. That is a childhood reflex. This sucks, if one can't decide about one's own life, one has no freedom at all. Living wills are supposed to protect against such things.

I'm confused here. This is in Canada where passive euthanasia (withholding or withdrawing of life-preserving procedures including water and food) is legal.

Yes, it is. It's worrisome.

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21-09-2016, 01:59 AM
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(20-09-2016 03:16 PM)The Dark One Wrote:  I don't know how it is where all of you live, but in the US we have the most bizzare double standard...

A person can be arrested and charged with a fairly serious crime if he allows an animal in his care to linger in pain and does not have that animal put "Humanely" to sleep.

A person can be arrested and charged with murder in the first degree if he does euthanize a PERSON who is in severe pain... and he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Where in the hell is the logic?

... and on top of that, for a long time, attempting suicide, even without help, was illegal!
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21-09-2016, 06:36 AM
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(21-09-2016 01:59 AM)Thumpalumpacus Wrote:  
(20-09-2016 03:16 PM)The Dark One Wrote:  I don't know how it is where all of you live, but in the US we have the most bizzare double standard...

A person can be arrested and charged with a fairly serious crime if he allows an animal in his care to linger in pain and does not have that animal put "Humanely" to sleep.

A person can be arrested and charged with murder in the first degree if he does euthanize a PERSON who is in severe pain... and he could spend the rest of his life in prison.

Where in the hell is the logic?

... and on top of that, for a long time, attempting suicide, even without help, was illegal!

I think it still is. Even in death with dignity states, unless you have the ok from your docs.

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