If you have been sick for a very long time and now need Dialysis, but it will only give you about 6 months to a year longer to live. If you refused the treatment, would that be considered suicide?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Jan. 7, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by gemgem at 1:29 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 1:40 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by Freela at 1:52 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by JCRestoredme at 4:33 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
I don't think it would be considered suicide, I guess the person believes that you live the time God allows you to and only God would know exactly when that time is........My brother was 19 diagnosed with cancer told he would have a 95% recovery and he died three years later, my mom had cancer on November 1st was told she had about 6 months to live and died 27 days later. So I believe that you live the time God allows the doctors only guess and they usually are totally off.
Answer by Hurtnlostmom at 7:53 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
Answer by jenettyshome at 10:36 PM on Jan. 7, 2009
I was raised (and am currently) Catholic and a person can refuse some medical treatment. The Church recognizes a difference between obligatory (aka "ordinary" and optional (aka "extraordinary") medical means. What is morally obligatory we are bound to perform; what is morally optional we may include or omit at our own discretion. Generally, a medical procedure that carries with it little hope of benefit and is burdensome is deemed "extraordinary" and is not obligatory.
The National Catholic Guide to End of LIfe Decisions details the Catholic Church's position.
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