I’ve read several ill-informed angry, and/or I’ll informed posts on Debbie Purdie’s choice.
instead of blowing hot air why don’t people take the time to read the Dignity in Dying site (and it is proper reading time) to read through all the links the site gives you.
Debbie’s choice was a brave and considered one. One that would have actively involved her friends and family.
Choosing to die by refusing fluids is not easy, but neither is it capricious or selfish. It takes approx two weeks to die through voluntary de- hydration, quicker than refusing food. It’s a strong and admirable act for someone whose suffering is unbearable and it allows loved ones to know the approximate timing of death and to offer the support and love the dying person needs.
We will all die.
But death in our culture has become a no-no; feared and to be avoided at all costs. Yet we will all die.