choosing death

choosing death

Deciding to die. In particular, an individual may choose to withdraw from chronic kidney dialysis with no medical reason for withdrawing. In one study, stopping dialysis in this situation was three times more common in patients treated at home than in those treated at dialysis centers.
See: death; death with dignity; do not attempt resuscitation; suicide
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Commenting on the Tory leadership race, she said the idea of picking either Boris or Hunt was "like choosing death by firing squad or hanging".
The year 2019 is upon us; still we are bent upon choosing death as we fail to forget our mutual quarrels the most of which are born in the fertile hatchery of 'false ego'.
I was aware, especially with the film which we're calling Choosing Death, in which we follow three families - well, there are two families really, and one woman, whose husband has died - who are approaching this decision of wishing to end their lives due to either pain and suffering or terminal illness.
The increase in number of suicides, especially among young adults, requires an explanation as to how we can prevent the further escalation of choosing death as an option when overwhelmed by sadness.
Threquarters of GPs oppose assisted suicide, with reasons given including fears that a change in the law will result in less focus on investment in palliative care and the dangers of patients feeling pressured into choosing death.
A jury would have to be unanimous in choosing death, and a judge would hand out a life sentence if the jury is unable to reach a unanimous decision, reports Boston Globe.
Sadly, many of choosing death. They deny one person this precious gift of the Almighty while they are using it themselves in every breath that they take.
But what such motorists ignore is the fact that they could end up in an accident because of someone else's fault and not wearing the seat belt is like choosing death over life.
"Government hospitals are careless and the private sector tends to be weak, so people are really stuck between choosing death rather than life in both choices," he said.
Among the areas of concern are Christianity and the social responsibility of health care, care of patients and their suffering, embryonic stem cell research and therapeutic cloning, abortion, and choosing death.
His most recent books are The Selfless Gene (Hodder) and Choosing Life, Choosing Death (Hart).