Det er sterkt å lese en døendes blogg. En psykolog med uhelbredelig kreft har skrevet sitt antagelig siste blogginnlegg hos Psychology Today: Farewell.
I et tidligere innlegg, som paradoksalt nok heter The Meaning of Suffering, skriver han om dødshjelp:
I feel very lucky to live in one of the only two states that have passed such legislation (Oregon's Death with Dignity Act passed in 1994 and Washington's in 2008). There are many safeguards on the use of the Act, and I respect those who choose not to participate, but I respect even more those who enable terminally ill people, such as me, to maintain some dignity and control at the end of our lives. In that regard, the organization Compassion & Choices is an invaluable resource (http://www.compassionwa.org/). So I have the medication now. It is safely locked up. I have not decided if or when I will use it, but it gives me great relief to know that I have some control over my dying process. I do not think of using the medication as suicide, and I don't think others should either. It would be part of a dying process that has already begun, not of my choice.
Hele bloggen Living While Dying, som ikke har så veldig mange innlegg, er her.