Thursday, March 6, 2008

Euthanasia (Mercy Killing)


Would you sanction euthanasia or mercy killing for patients who are in comma for a long period of time? Please explain your point of view.

11 comments:

Arthur said...

Hi Mel, euthanasia and mercy killing, even is mercy, we're talking about killing, and it's a sin.

so I'd sentence the euthanasia and mercy killing. What if some one who is in comma died by euthanasia or mercy killing? and he/she could wake up someday? Whenever there's life, there's hope.

Big greetings and big hugs

Sweet Dreams, fromt the bottom of my Heart:
Arthur

Gusthav said...

Hi Mel, you know, I couldn't kill (or allow some one to kill) some one in comma. I also think that if there's life yet, there's hope. No one knows, what if the person in comma wakes up, and everyone agree to kill him/her with euthanasia or mercy killing. Everyone could regret that, and feel guilty.

Greetings and hugs

Nice Day, with my whole soul:
Gusthav

Wangbu said...

Thou I once posted a topic on hopeless resignation, I still find mercy killing a murder. In the Philippine hospitals, we let patients and folks choose for a treatment or not. We ask them to sign "do not resuscitate" document if that is their wish. In doing so we just dont give the medications that they refuse but not necessarily provide something to end the patient's life. It is basically hopeless resignation and not murder. Euthanasia is murder.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Arthur,
What a good point of view, but what about the expenses of the family of the person in comma? If a person is kept alive just by life support system for a long time, can we blame his family if they are already bankrupt? It's just a question for further thought and discussion. Thanks for your point of view. God bless you and your loved ones.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Gusthav,
Thanks for your positive point of view. Your view is well taken. Thanks for it. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Wangbu,
Thanks for your enlightened point of view. Your points are well taken. I will visit your site very soon and I will be linking you in my blog. Thanks for the visit and comments. God bless you and your loved ones always.

preetha said...

When you have no power to breathe life to a person, you have no right to take away life too...

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Preetha,
Thank you for your visit and your comments. Your point of view is well taken. Your remark is full of wisdom. Thanks again. God bless.

tin-tin said...

if i'm the one comatose, i'd opt for euthanasia

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Tin-tin,
Yes, but sometimes the person affected can no longer decide for himself. The decision will lie on his immediate family. If the patient remained comatose for an indefinite period of time and his family have already exhausted all means to revive him to no avail, and they are already out of money, what do you think their collective decision would be? Just food for thought my friend. Thanks for your visit. God bless you and your loved ones always.

*~*Sameera*~* said...

It depends on what the chances of the person coming back to consciousness are.In case of a brain dead person,there is no point of keeping the person on a ventilator just because the heart is still beating.Once the EEG and other tests have confirmed about the state of the brain function,it can be decided.

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