Will you allow a Euthanasia in your familyIt is a straight question from me. This was agitating me for past many years as I had witnessed a few cases around me and was debating with myself. Now that the Supreme Court judgement has come I feel it is relevant to have it in open.
A decade ago at least, in one case of a close relative, the doctors and hospital authorities advised the patient's family-(where I was also present) to avoid the huge expenses incurred to keep the patient under life sustaining treatment as there is absolutely no chance of recovery and coming back. The practical advise was that instead of wasting the money let it become useful for the sure-to-be-bereaved family and children. However the whole family stood that let the patient get all the support under medical system possible and do not want to feel guilty or regret of not trying every possible way. Of course destiny had it and the inevitable happened .
Suppose there is a case (God Forbid that) in your family wherein you have to take a decision , will you allow a euthanasia for the suffering patient?
I know this will definitely prick us at many points inside us. But by and by, if the pain and sentiments disappear and human practicality, short cuts and greed appear, what will happen? A point to ponder also.
(Note: I saw another thread in the same matter. But in this thread I give focus to the sentiments and human emotions and attachments rather than the legal points.)