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Empathic Exit: Physician-Assisted Suicide
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Empathic Exit is about whether we, as individuals, have the right to decide how to live and how to die and explores many concepts that influence our ways of thinking about death - including how we deal with death as a society, and how we deal with it as individuals - what makes us think one way or another about death and why. Most frequent used words and phrases are inaccurate, misunderstood and abused, a terminology that no longer reflects the reality of dying for the terminally ill. The "end of life" issue should not be concerned with the dying process exclusively, but should represent the interests and the benefits of the dying individuals first, as opposed to the benefits and the interests of "others" as it is the practice in the present time. Empathic Exit promotes individual's right to decision making in all aspect of life including finances, medical treatment, family planning, religion, and dying, free of interference of others.
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Empathetic Exit provides in-depth and scholarly research on the subject. The author, who is an MD and MBA, examines the history, cultural, religious, political, scientific and moral aspects of ending life. The subject has been thoroughly researched and well-written. As a lay person, I found it understandable and reasonable.
The title of the book Empathetic Exit is most fitting as we find ourselves living much longer, suffering diseases of the aged and relying on others to care for us which is often an "empathetic burden." This is a very worthwhile read for anyone having an interest in the subject. It should be required reading for physicians in guiding their patients.