The following post is a re-post from the HOPE Preventing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide and is by Director Paul Russell
Emanuel is a widely published author and commentator on a wide range of subjects. In this article he argues essentially that the focus should shift away from the idea of euthanasia and assisted suicide towards improving the care of dying patients.
Naysayers will argue that this is not an ‘either-or’ proposition; that both can be achieved. Countering that, Emanuel points out that arguments for euthanasia and assisted suicide are really a ‘sideshow’ in the end-of-life care discussion adding that E & AS are, ‘championed by the few for the few, extensively covered by the media, but not targeted to improve the care for most dying patients who still suffer.’