Our expert says:
Thanks, Don - I would prefer, also, to avoid speeches and lectures. As far as I know there is nowhere in South Africa which provides euthanasia. And from what I know of the rare places in the world where it is done, this is done under very careful circumstances ( as you will understand - just imagine how easily it could be abused, including relatives who might want to persuade old Uncle X to get bumped off so that they could inherit his estate ). And thus in the very few places where is is provided, there is a requirement for a full assessment of the situation, including a firm medical diagnosis and prognosis which would establish that the person had a fatal illness anyway, and that there was no other solution to the situation.
It is not done, anywhere, simply on patient demand - in part because so often the request comes from someone with real depression or other psych illness which should respond to proper treatment. Understandably, there is a reluctance to provide a permanent "solution" to what ought to be a temporary problem.
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