MEXICO and the push for euthanasia
Comment: Regarding the article "METRO
MEXICO" Euthanasia has apparently gained
another definition, they are defining it as a "nice death" - They will be
selling death nicely. Starving and dehydrating to death nicely....
what worries me, is that so many Mexicans are suffering in deplorable
conditions, needing housing, food, clean water - and they are going to push this
on the most vulnerable, without having the guts to tell the truth and define
precisely what this means. However, in the culture of death era, death salesmen
couldn't sell their product unless it had an appealing cover. In this
case, the cloak of death is covertly packaged as a nice death. Consider
the "Ethical Issues in Mexico" below, taken from The
International Observatory on End of Life Care (Mexico
Homepage) ) (IOELC) IOELC provides an excellent
overview of Mexico's palliative care; medical ethics and more, not posted on
this page. CHN highly recommends visiting their main
Home - index page link is
International Observatory on End of Life Care
for articles on palliative care, euthanasia, and end of life.
Cheryl Eckstein, CHN.
Ethical Issues in Mexico
The following ethical concerns in palliative care in Mexico have been
mentioned in interviews:
- "conspiracy of silence" amongst family and physicians
and the withholding of information to patients
- lack of guidelines and legal framework for some medical
practices conducted at the end of life, such as terminal sedation or
discontinuation of active treatments
- considering euthanasia as an option at the end of life without
having enough knowledge of palliative medicine and without assessing its
value and potential
- families" misconceptions on the scope of palliative
care, frequently understood to be a practice close to euthanasia
- the futility of medically active treatments prescribed to
terminally ill patients
- insufficient health resources allocated to end of life care
- Source http://www.eolc-observatory.net/global_analysis/mexico_ethical_issues.htm
After the bill for gay couples was approved as well as the
legalization of abortion in Mexico City, the Federal District"
s Legislative Assembly introduced a new proposal seeking for the legalization of
The difference now is that the conservative party PAN "
the same who was opposed to the last two proposals "
is the one introducing the reform. The "Anticipated Will" Law will allow
patients suffering from a terminal disease, to receive a passive euthanasia
through a legal document.
The new law is seeking to allow the residents of Mexico City to have a "nice
death." The person requesting euthanasia will have to establish legally the
motive to stop the treatment necessary to keep the patient alive.
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