Would you ask for help?

@anetteh (3591)
Sweden
May 9, 2010 11:39am CST
For a month ago the news reported that a sick woman asked to be helped do die. She had been sick since she was a child and now she was over 30 years old. And she was alive becouse of a mashine. She wrote a letter to our gouvernment and asked to be released from the mashine and to die. There was a discussion and they desided that it was okey. For a week ago they turned the mashine of and the woman died. I feel she was right to be helped, there was no treatment to help her live a decent life. Would YOU aks for help if you could?
3 people like this
4 responses
• United States
10 May 10
I just read a book this afternoon called The Five People You Meet In Heaven. Maybe she should read that before she takes any further action. Even a life on a machine is still a life. It's such a delicate issue that has been debated for years. Should we have the right to end our own lives? I can't ethically answer that questions with out having been through anything that profound myself.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
10 May 10
I do not agree with YOU, if you lie in a bed, cant move, or do anything without any human help and are being kept alive buy a mashine I think I would have asked for this help to. What kind of a life is it a special if you have cleared mind. I strongly think she is better of on the other side.
@charylady (424)
• Philippines
9 May 10
oh yes definitely. i have always made it known to my family that i do not want to be kept breathing by a machine. i also think that euthanasia should be allowed. when the patient requests it, the doctors who assist them to die with with dignity should not be penalized.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
10 May 10
euthanasia should be allowed. when the patient requests it, the subject has been questioned for a long time and I am glad our gouvernment finally reasoned about it and gave the lady what she wanted.
@cream97 (29176)
• United States
9 May 10
Hi, annetteh. If there was no other help, then I would have to be released from the life support machine. I am sorry about her having to be placed onto this machine. I would ask for help, there is no doubt about that. I would not want to suffer for too long.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
10 May 10
Yes, I am glad that this woman got the help she needed. It has been a open question for some time to give people help like this. And when people who are in a situation like she was it should be up to her as long as she has her mind clear and know what she want.
• Philippines
10 May 10
that was not a nice situation to be into. and i would rather keep mum about the situation. i could not dare do it. well, let us say that you just don't inform me to plug it off and i would do it.. then tell me afterwards. so that i won't feel the guilt. hehe.. as for me, i could not do it in that instant. i pity her. such a sad story. what about her family?.