When should you die?

  1. Tony Nicklinson starved himself to death in August 
    The statistical probability of death is of course, 1 in 1, or 100%, but exactly when and where you are going to die is another matter. My mother will be 97 in a little over a week, and although most of us will be willing her on to receive a letter from the Queen she will happily tell you that she’s had enough of life, and wants to go. 
    When push comes to shove of course this isn’t the norm  for most of us: It’s human nature to  survive, and we’ll do what we can to postpone the inevitable, if only by a few hours.
    The chances of dying in hospital are growing in all countries, and in richer countries the chance that death occurs in hospital is high – in the US 65% of deaths occur in hospital, in Wales 63%. 
    But because we have been brought up to believe in the sanctity of life, and the inalienable  truth embedded in the hippocratic, very often this involves painful and invasive treatment . 
    Will this ever end?

Published by Rob

Now 70, I'm getting back into website development and brand protection, as well as showcasing the delightful artistic talents of my beautiful wife Lynne. My projection will encompass a lifetime of database marketing, as well as the Christian democratic socialist ideals of my wife and I.

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