How many times a year do you get requested by your patient for you to kill them, or for you to help them die? This request brings up a lot of moral/personal/religious and some issues that I am unable to think of at this moment. I know some are ok with a request like this, some are not ok, some are even middle ground.
I don’t get this request a lot, maybe three or four times a year, probably less. I feel for the patient and the family. Usually patients are really sick, or have a lot happening when a request like this is made.
What are your thoughts on this type of request? How do you deal with it? What advise do you have for others? Please share thoughts and ideas.
This isn’t meant to start any type of controversy or fighting/arguments. I believe we can all learn from each others’ thoughts and ideas.