A study in showed increased survival of patients in a Newcastle hospice on high doses of morphine. Legalising euthanasia Arguments supporting euthanasia laws presuppose a world of ideal hospitals, doctors, nurses and families. Physicians should have the opportunity to explain to their patients that there is an option to end their pain and suffering should they wish.
Indian judiciary has recently declared a landmark decision declaring active Euthanasia illegal, contrary to constitution and hence punishable. Psychiatric speculations which arose during the approach of this issue were seen in the majority of the responses Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
What do we have to say to those who suffer? BMJ, Vol. Faculty of Law, University of Kragujevac, Serbia, pp. The philosophical case against the philosophical case against euthanasia —A reply to John Finnis. Open in a separate window Discussion The issue of the right to death with dignity is inevitably linked with ethics and morals.
Dying forces us to face the big issues of life — What does it all mean? Furthermore, there are certain demographic characteristics which reduce access to palliative care in the community - low income, non-urban location, acute care settings and nursing homes, ethnic or indigenous background, very old or very young age, and non-cancer diagnosis.