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Doubts about euthanasia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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User :   hi may i ask is ethunassia a good thing that we have this choice
Doctor :   Euthanasia has mixed opinion. Its practice is governed by legal aspects. My personal opinion is it should not be practised.
User :   so you dont agree as iv got cancer of the brain stem that i should beable to end my life
Doctor :   As I said, this is my personal opinion.
User :   ok but as i think its rhight and so does my boyfriend we are going to die toghther
Doctor :   Ok
User :   may i ask do you think its ok we are used for anatomy dissection once dead
Doctor :   May I ask, how are you planning to end the life, Euthanasia, is a practise done by doctors at a medical centre, you ending your life with your boy friend is called suicide.
User :   ok we are going to the clinic in XXXX
Doctor :   I would also like to share the information, that euthanasia is legal only in a highly morbid patients, who are severely debilitated on on supports for life. Your doctors at XXXXmay not consider it if you just walk into a clinic and ask for it.
Doctor :   As there are laws governing doctors too.
Doctor :   Hence, i suggest you to reconsider your options, discuss more with your doctors.
User :   ok but we have talked to the clinic thay seem ok with this choice but if we did end our lifes with suicide what would happen to us ?
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   im 25
Doctor :   Unnatural deaths, under the age of 25, are an indications for autopsy. Autopsy would render your body useless for body donation.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to reconsider your options and think of other choices as you have planned strongly for body donation
User :   ok but y would thay take me for autopsy
Doctor :   Its a law, that any unnatural deaths are to be autopsied.
Doctor :   Suicide is an unnatural death.
User :   so if i hang myself there still take me for autopsy
Doctor :   As a doctor and a keeper of life, its my duty to counsel you to prevent you taking drastic decisions. Hence, my suggestions are that you consult a clinical psychologist, discuss with your treating doctor more, plan your treatment strategies than think of ending life.
User :   there is no treatment for me as its type 4 milignet tumoer which is advanced
User :   may i ask will thay need to do a autopsy on me then
Doctor :   I agree with no curative treatment is available, but with a multispeciality approach and treatment strategies, ways to make increase the standard of life, make life as painless and as independent possible can be done.
Doctor :   Discuss about these with your doctors.
User :   ok may i ask if i hang myself soon will thay take me for autopsy today ??
Doctor :   Its a law, that any unnatural death has to be autoposied to know the exact cause of death. I do not know when will that be done, where or how that is done.
Doctor :   My knowledge is restricted only to medical aspects.
User :   ok but will thay need to take my body sumwhere for autopsy
Doctor :   Yes, but where I do not know.
Doctor :   I can only answer your medical queries.
User :   can i ask as i got no familly do thay still do autopsy on me
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   ok so if i die a natural death will i be taken for body donation
Doctor :   The choice is yours.
User :   do you think as a doc i should donate my body ??
Doctor :   I cannot give an opinion regarding this. Body donation is bound by legal aspects. Hence again, its your decision that matters
Doctor :   I cannot force you or guide you to donate your body for any purpose.
User :   i want to be a cadaver but am i going be of anyuse
Doctor :   Yes, you will be of use.
Doctor :   if your death has been from a natural means.
User :   ok but whats the process after im dead
Doctor :   it will be done as per the guideliness of the law. Hence I am not the right person to answer this question. You will have to speak to your lawyer, or other lawful authorities.
Doctor :   I can answer medical related queries alone.
User :   ok once im in the anatomy lab what will happen to me
Doctor :   You probably may be used for dissection.
User :   if im used for dissection is this a good thing
Doctor :   Dissection is a method of learning and gaining knowledge, so its upto those students to decide if they are going to make good use.
User :   there welcome to my body but will thay be ok as imm young
Doctor :   Age doesn't matter.
User :   may i ask then can a 14 year old donate his body ?
Doctor :   Its again legal aspects. Most medical schools only accept body donation of adults.
User :   but would thay accept him as its his wish
Doctor :   may not.
User :   ok can i ask i know a 16 year old boy who really wants to donate his body he thinks i should too but would thay take both of our bodies in as cadavers ??
Doctor :   The age for body donation are governed by medial laws. You have to speak to the concerning authorities at your region, to know the age of body donation.
Doctor :   medical schools will accept only adult donors.
User :   ic but in XXX would thay accept us 2 ??
Doctor :   InXXX, the age is 18years.
User :   so would XXX take me then
Doctor :   No, XXXX citizens above the age of 18years are eligible for body donations for medical and research studies. If a non resident of India wishes to donate body, there are legal issues and clauses.
Doctor :   You may have to speak to the XXX embassy at your region to know about those.
User :   can i become an XXXX citerzen
Doctor :   yes, you can.
Doctor :   the details of which will be given to you at the Indian embassy office or at your immigration centre.
User :   then i do that
User :   may i ask once im XXXX will a med school take my body
Doctor :   Yes,
User :   may i ask do you recomend anywhere
Doctor :   You can choose any of the medical schools as knowledge doesn't depend on place.
User :   may i ask will students be ok useing me
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   they will be fine.
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