Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Statements from Doctors that make me want to scream: No 1


From the obituary of Dr Anne McPherson comes a quote of hers:

"We have got into a terrible mess about keeping people alive when they shouldn't be."

When did people get so arrogant that they believe they've a right to judge whether someone should or shouldn't be alive - especially a doctor.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, that is an arrogant statement but it is also arrogant to assume that you can prevent someone who wants to die from doing so.

However, people who commit suicide may be setting themselves up for eternal torment :p