My last hospice patient, Bob, told me that after some months of just wanting to be dead, that he had “come out of the fog.”
There is a widely believed myth that the elderly and dying take up a huge amount of the overall health-care budget.
If killing is a “medical treatment,” how can it be denied to anyone based on age or competency?
It rarely fails. I see a news story lauding a suicide-prevention program. But then I check it out.
If this keeps up, there will be a social expectation created that suicide is the right and proper way out — and not just for those with terminal illnesses.