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    Yes - it can end suffering
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    (Original post by neb789)
    I like where this is going! Where does dignity come into things then? The wish that you don't have to go out miserably?
    Yes, and that you don't have to wait until you slowly lose your ability to complete even the simplest of tasks.
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    (Original post by cherryred90s)
    Yes, and that you don't have to wait until you slowly lose your ability to complete even the simplest of tasks.
    And where might a master craftsman or a prima ballerina wish to draw the line? Going from such high levels to lower and lower levels of skill could cause a divergence in the timings/skills levels?
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    (Original post by neb789)
    And where might a master craftsman or a prima ballerina wish to draw the line? Going from such high levels to lower and lower levels of skill could cause a divergence in the timings/skills levels?
    *blinks*
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    (Original post by the bear)
    obviously as a Christian i expect abusive replies. have a nice day
    Maybe someone could get you a safe space set up?
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    (Original post by TSRUsername99)
    Maybe someone could get you a safe space set up?
    oooh get back in the knife box
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    (Original post by the bear)
    oooh get back in the knife box
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    (Original post by the bear)
    as a Christian i am fundamentally opposed to people playing God. the Almighty has decreed the time and nature of our passing. it is not for some box ticking bureaucrat with their eye on the care bill to decide.
    Even though it looks like you oppose euthanasia, could you actually clarify that to avoid confusion?

    If you're joking, then well done.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    as a Christian i am fundamentally opposed to people playing God. the Almighty has decreed the time and nature of our passing. it is not for some box ticking bureaucrat with their eye on the care bill to decide.
    Quite so; instead it is for an individual to decide whether to end their life.
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    (Original post by Joel 96)
    Even though it looks like you oppose euthanasia, could you actually clarify that to avoid confusion?

    If you're joking, then well done.
    i do not joke about my ( or other people's ) religion. the orthodox Christian view about the sanctity of life is as i stated above.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i do not joke about my ( or other people's ) religion. the orthodox Christian view about the sanctity of life is as i stated above.
    You still haven't clarified if that is your position.
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    (Original post by Joel 96)
    You still haven't clarified if that is your position.
    i must refer you to my previous post.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i must refer you to my previous post.
    Which post? I haven't yet seen you explicitly state that you're against euthanasia.
    Saying you're religious is all well and good, but it just seems to me like you're hiding behind that as some form of protection.
    All I want is for you to clarify that that is your position.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    as a Christian i am fundamentally opposed to people playing God. the Almighty has decreed the time and nature of our passing. it is not for some box ticking bureaucrat with their eye on the care bill to decide.


    Not quite sure if this is a joke or not? :eyeball:
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    Not quite sure if this is a joke or not? :eyeball:
    may i refer you to the post i made at 09:19 this morning ?
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    Sowwi bear.

    Obviously have read this page since.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I think doctors would want to do it if that was what the patient wanted and they had lost quality of life. I'm completely for euthanasia if done correctly, the Netherlands has a good system and personally if i became terminally ill I would like to have that choice.
    75% of doctors in a major poll (Hospital Doctor, 15 May 2003) have already indicated that they will not participate in euthanasia if it is legalised

    Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain & Ireland, which represents over 800 UK specialists in palliative care: Well over 90% of its members are strongly opposed to euthanasia.

    The British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Nursing and the British Geriatric Society also remain strongly opposed to euthanasia.

    Dismissing the objections of the vast majority of doctors is missing the huge logistical problem legalising any form of euthanasia or PAS would face.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    75% of doctors in a major poll (Hospital Doctor, 15 May 2003) have already indicated that they will not participate in euthanasia if it is legalised

    Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain & Ireland, which represents over 800 UK specialists in palliative care: Well over 90% of its members are strongly opposed to euthanasia.

    The British Medical Association (BMA), the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, The Royal College of Nursing and the British Geriatric Society also remain strongly opposed to euthanasia.

    Dismissing the objections of the vast majority of doctors is missing the huge logistical problem legalising any form of euthanasia or PAS would face.
    That's a poll from 13 years ago? Is it still as relevant now?
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    I wish when im like too sick to enjoy life say cancer or something i can legally be euthanised. If not then id go towards of means such as blowing my brains out in america or something. I hate having a short headache now x10 for the rest of your life if you get something bad nope im gonna gtfo lol
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    (Original post by neb789)
    That's a poll from 13 years ago? Is it still as relevant now?
    The BMA, RCP and other review their policy annually based on member opinions (see http://www.bma.org.uk/support-at-wor...assisted-dying and similar).

    The 90% disagree for specialists in Palliative care is the most concerning. Basically the experts in end of life care would not want legalisation. So if legalisation happens then the people with the most experience in EOL care will no longer be able to practice EOL care and the people assisting in PAS or similar will not be those with expertise in EOL care. It's a logistical shitstorm.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    The BMA, RCP and other review their policy annually based on member opinions (see http://www.bma.org.uk/support-at-wor...assisted-dying and similar).

    The 90% disagree for specialists in Palliative care is the most concerning. Basically the experts in end of life care would not want legalisation. So if legalisation happens then the people with the most experience in EOL care will no longer be able to practice EOL care and the people assisting in PAS or similar will not be those with expertise in EOL care. It's a logistical shitstorm.
    So would you say its more about protecting jobs?
 
 
 
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