End of Life Compassion

We should be at least as compassionate with ourselves as we are with our pets. The problem is those surrounding the dying person are mostly concerned with themselves: not wanting to be abandoned, with promoting religious beliefs, with inheritance. We have to arrange things so that the patient chooses what they want without undue pressure from others, even pressure to live. The patient is the one who has to put up with the misery. They alone should get to choose.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)