Welcome to the Podiatry Arena forums

You are currently viewing our podiatry forum as a guest which gives you limited access to view all podiatry discussions and access our other features. By joining our free global community of Podiatrists and other interested foot health care professionals you will have access to post podiatry topics (answer and ask questions), communicate privately with other members, upload content, view attachments, receive a weekly email update of new discussions, access other special features. Registered users do not get displayed the advertisements in posted messages. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our global Podiatry community today!

  1. Everything that you are ever going to want to know about running shoes: Running Shoes Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Have you considered the Critical Thinking and Skeptical Boot Camp, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Have you considered the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Have you considered the Clinical Biomechanics Boot Camp Online, for taking it to the next level? See here for more.
Dismiss Notice
Have you liked us on Facebook to get our updates? Please do. Click here for our Facebook page.
Dismiss Notice
Do you get the weekly newsletter that Podiatry Arena sends out to update everybody? If not, click here to organise this.

Active euthanasia in podiatry

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by Jorisds, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Jorisds

    Jorisds Member

    Members do not see these Ads. Sign Up.
    I have this strange case-study :

    One of my patients, more then 20 years of severe RA, (multiple surgery, etc.), more then 15 years of DM with lots of complications died two months ago from “active euthanasia”. The pain, discomfort and complete loss of QOL became to dominant in the patients life.
    Therefore her decision to start the procedure on “active euthanasia”
    An ethical procedure of more then 2 years was followed by a lethal injection done by the GP.

    Does anybody know if any "research" was done on “active euthanasia” and RA. I found something on suicide but not really what I’m looking for.


    Joris DS
  2. John Spina

    John Spina Active Member

    I have never heard of this but you raise some provoking thoughts.Here in the USA,euthanasia is banned so I am no expert on this.The way I see it,however,if someone is in a lot of pain and htey wish to die,I do not see the harm in allowing them that choice.Agreed,suicide is a coward's way out,however,that is best left to the individual.
  3. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    "suicide, the coward's way out" .... maybe as far as some 'low-life' awaiting punishment for some horrific act but NEVER, NEVER, EVER as far as euthanasia of the chronically ill, mark c
  4. John Spina

    John Spina Active Member

    You are correct,I am sorry I stated that folks who are chronically ill are cowards.I should know.My mother had kidney disease and was in constant pain before she died and maybe suicide would have been something she might have considered.
  5. Heather J Bassett

    Heather J Bassett Well-Known Member

    COWARD!!!!!! Sorry but you have no idea?!?!?!?!?
  6. Jorisds

    Jorisds Member

    Thanks guy's...

    I didn't ask for a "personal" point of view or opinion. I just wanted to know if any "evidence", or literature, is available on this topic.

    Thanks anyway.

  7. markjohconley

    markjohconley Well-Known Member

    joris, mate, if you start a thread re euthanasia you must expect some emotions to be stirred, not sure in good old belgium but her in aus we can only dx/rx distally to the knee so i doubt if there's any material on it in pod journals, good luck
  8. John Spina

    John Spina Active Member

    Joris,that was not my intent either!But this is a loaded topic and it simply is not realistic to expect a 100% dispassionate response.
  9. davidh

    davidh Podiatry Arena Veteran

  10. David Smith

    David Smith Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    Did a search in wikipedia got this

    :D :D

    Euthanasia -- youth in asia, getit, larf, I almost did :D

    Sorry Joris LOL, Dave

    American cousins try this link politicalhumor.about.com/library/images/blbushyouthinasia.htmpoliticalhumor.about.com/library/images/blbushyouthinasia.htm
  11. Jorisds

    Jorisds Member


Share This Page