Anyone who has watched a terminally ill loved one who refuses to eat, will appreciate this new option. We need to continue to press for death with dignity. If you don’t think this is important you may not have experienced what some homes for the elderly who are mentally not in control will do when they decide that they will keep the patient alive at all costs. This is not a pretty picture of care for the terminally ill, but is all to real today.
A Washington state agency that advocates for medical aid-in-dying has created guidelines for dementia patients who fear losing control not only of their faculties but of their free will to live and die on their terms.