Our healthcare systems do not have the capacity to deal with people who live with Alzheimer disease and related dementias now, and many languish neglected and abused in long-term “care” facilities that are more like warehouses where care and compassion are both in short supply. The situation is bound to worsen unless drastic change takes place and it simply isn’t happening. As a result, I believe euthanasia will become an imperative not an option. Our overburdened, overwhelmed and broken systems will preclude the luxury of choice.
I know that some people feel alone and sometime want to die but life is really beautiful and I think if we can create new groups that they can talk to those people so they can see how beautiful life is.. I do not agree with the state of Oregon, Washington and also Montana and any other state that want to prove this new law because I think it’s crazy that a patient go to any doctor and ask for a prescription for medication for the patient to use with the primary intention of ending his or her own life. For some religions this is not right, and this new issue just makes people to think that life is meaningless, hope the president Barack Obama stop the new law in Oregon, Washington and Montana and also in the other states that wants to prove it.
Technological advances have greatly increased the available options in administering opioids. One of these, Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) (a pump which can deliver a continuous infusion of a drug such as morphine, as well as allow patient-activated doses for breakthrough pain), eliminates the delay in receiving pain relief caused by having to wait for a nurse to administer the necessary medicine. Studies have shown that PCA may actually lower the amount of medicine administered to patients, while providing them with a safe and effective way to have more control over their treatment.