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  • Nancy Crick Case
    s Nancy Crick before Her Death 2002 Nancy Crick Found to be Cancer Free after She Takes Her Own Life Article on Nancy Crick by Dr David van Gend Return

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/crick.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Robert Wendland Euthanasia.com
    Robert Wendland Case The Case of Robert Wendland 2001 Official Website Dedicated to the Memory of Robert Wendland Return to the Euthanasia Home Page

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/wendland.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Robert Powell Euthanasia.com
    Robert s History Robert was 5 months old when his parents noticed his inability to bear weight on his legs Diagnostic x rays showed a mass in Robert s chest The surgery that followed revealed that the cancerous tumor in his chest had consumed his right lung and had become attached to his spinal cord causing permanent parapalegia In an autobiographical article Robert wrote The doctors told my parents he is not going to live we re not going to do anything Just take him home to die Robert s parents refused to allow their son to die and began searching for a physician to treat him While others felt his life was not worth saving a physician who was himself parapalegic agreed to treat Robert with then experimental radiation therapy Robert had thirty radiation treatments in one month Other physicians predicted Robert would not live six months This continued for years time after time physicians predicted Robert would not live to see his next birthday he proved them wrong Patients With Disabilities Deserve Equal Treatment Robert s medical history made him realize that when dealing with medicine and doctors an individual patient has to be able to make his own decisions in favor of receiving healthcare Robert felt outraged by the prevalent attitude held by many inside and outside the medical community today He once said What concerns me now is this attitude that is growing that it is better to be dead than disabled Even though someone may have some type of serious disability there is always chance for some type of hope So many physicians and hospitals are more interested in quality of life issues instead of helping people to live with a disability If two patients are being treated for depression and both express a wish

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/case3.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Teen Charged With Assisted Suicide
    said Only Oregon allows assisted suicides Maryland s law which took effect Oct 1 was aimed at preventing assisted suicides Under the law anyone who provides the physical means another person uses to end his or her life faces up to a year in prison and a 10 000 fine The charges are a highly unusual application of the assisted suicide law said Faye Girsch president of the Denver based Hemlock Society which advocates assisted suicide The couple who had been dating for less than five months left a note to their family and friends in Jennifer s handwriting It read in part You ve kept us apart and hurt us with your insensitivity Now we can be together Jennifer who was being treated for depression went through with the pact The boy ran to a nearby friend s home Correspondence between the two and published in The Washington Post revealed that they were swept up in a teen age romance with a darker side In notes to Jennifer the boy detailed his past history of drug use self mutilation and arrests Jennifer s family and friends believe that the boy held sway over the impressionable girl She was scared

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/teenas.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Mercy Killing
    death her two sons Andy Byron Scott 41 and Michael Randy Scott 42 Both men had Huntington s disease and were living in an Atlanta area nursing home The Chicago Tribune published a commentary in defense of Carr s alleged actions Lewis Whittington wrote of the nightmarish existence of living with a degenerative disease And what a parallel living hell it is he said to have to be the one who lives with them who has to bathe them and move their limbs and dispose of their bodily waste When he talks about people with degenerative diseases he s talking about me I have muscular dystrophy I need someone every day to help me bathe and move my limbs and dispose of my bodily waste And when he talks about family members who can t give them the help they need he s talking about me too My mother loves me dearly as I love her She would do anything for me But she s in her seventies and she just can t do everything I need So do I deserve a bullet in the brain The hell Whittington described is a hell of our own creation I live in my own condo and a state program pays for people to assist me at home under my direction My situation is light years away from hopeless Hope comes in many forms For me it comes in the form of those who come assist me Everyone deserves these options that bring hope whether it s pain management or technology that facilitates communication or whatever But it makes me wonder how we ever reached the level of enlightenment necessary to create such programs when we are still capable of treating people like the Scott brothers with such profound contempt When they need

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/notmercy.html (2016-02-14)
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  • The Lung Cancer Patient
    man has been pressured into wanting a hastened death or is depressed Indeed Keizer doesn t even take the time to confirm the diagnosis with certainty or to prepare a prognosis about the expected course of the disease When a colleague asks why rush and points out that the man isn t suffering terribly Keizer snaps Is it for us to answer this question All I know is that he

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/nethcase1.html (2016-02-14)
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  • The Man with HIV
    psychologist He then helps kill Henk on July 28 a date we are told which had symbolic importance for the patient This killing like those of the anorexic young woman and the bereaved mother was clearly not a matter of last resort as the guidelines claim to require Henk and his doctor did not explore all other options available to him before ending his life Indeed psychiatric treatment which might

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/nethcase2.html (2016-02-14)
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  • Infant with Spina Bifida
    bifida is a condition in which there is an opening at the spine that may cause disability or death Prins a gynecologist not a pediatrician or expert in spina bifida killed the child at the request of her parents because he later testified the baby screamed in agony when touched No wonder the baby was in pain Prins never closed the wound in her back In other words the doctor

    Original URL path: http://euthanasia.com/nethcase3.html (2016-02-14)
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