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He wrote: “Folks who say, ‘When I get that sick, unplug me, don’t let me suffer,’ usually watched a depressing movie or saw someone dying miserably on life support. They’ve never been exposed to the other point of view or learned how the end of life can be done better. And they should hear it from a medical professional before making up their minds about something this important. ” Dr Veysman goes on to say that he does not want a DNR order for himself. He wants as much treatment as possible to extend his life as long as possible.

In the 1940s in Nazi Germany, this nightmare played out in reality. In addition to murdering millions of Jewish people and other minorities, the Nazis attempted to eliminate mentally and physically disabled people throughout Germany. German doctors and nurses were forced to evaluate some children and disabled people, and those who failed their evaluations were sent to special clinics. There, they were killed by injection of drugs or by starvation. Historians believe the Nazis killed more than 200,000 people in this way.

44 case study Daniel James Englishman Daniel James was a 23-year-old rugby player when he was paralyzed in an accident in 2007. In a training session, his spine was dislocated when other players landed on him. Daniel’s medical condition was not terminal. Doctors advised he might live a long time paralyzed from the chest down. Millions of people have lived productive, happy lives with such disabilities. Daniel, however, could not imagine such a life for himself. A life-long athlete, he decided he would rather die than live the rest of his years in a wheelchair.

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