Many suffered 'career dislocation' by six years at war, and some have carried physical and emotional scars thereafter; others contributed boyfriends, husbands and brothers to two world wars.
Please spare us benevolent panels called 'Merciful Release' which will decide who lives or dies based on meaningless and naive questions. Do any of us fully know our own mind? Have we never felt life was not worth living? Will it become necessary for us all to seek a personal advocate when we reach the threshold? Life is an incurable disease, though pain is not incurable if appropriate facilities are not denied elderly patients.
We hope that Angela Lambert was being ironic to promote a rational debate regarding the care and support of an increasing segment of our society.
Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine
University of Liverpool
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