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Old 02.02.2011, 10:06
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the Swiss federal court just had very recently decided in a case in favor of forced alimentation, even though the patient was considered 'compos mentis'.
Source please.
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Old 02.02.2011, 14:29
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Source please.
http://www.google.ch/#hl=de&biw=1280...b6a7338940757a
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so could that have been a knowledgeable decision on her part?
( as with my auntie? )

Probably yes
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Old 02.02.2011, 19:02
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In this case, despite her handicap, it seems she made a conscious personal decision - and imho, she was entitled to make that choice, however hard for the parents and staff. I am really sorry this has affected you in this way- hope you can come to terms with her decision and the outcome.
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Old 02.02.2011, 19:28
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Re: Should someone be allowed to starve to death?

Yes, somebody should be allowed to starve themselves to death.
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Old 02.02.2011, 19:32
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the Swiss federal court just had very recently decided in a case in favor of forced alimentation, even though the patient was considered 'compos mentis'.
Thanks. The point you made was tantamount to lying so I'm so glad I asked for the source. This was a specific judgement in the case of a prisoner of the state going on hunger strike with the further specific aim of ensuring the prisoner spends his sentence in prison rather than in hospital. This has nothing whatsoever to do with force feeding CM non-prisoners which is of course illegal.
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Re: Should someone be allowed to starve to death

You obviously have not understood what was written in the articles:

'Falls sein Tod oder eine bleibende Schädigung nicht anders abzuwenden sei, müsse er zwangsweise ernährt werden.' Google translation


Beside of the mentioned case, it is practice to force feed anorexic patients in Swiss hospitals.
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Yes, somebody should be allowed to starve themselves to death.
While I agree with you on this, the original question is different.
Not all parents will make decisions based on the wishes or best needs of their children.
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Old 02.02.2011, 20:58
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As she was 21, she was not a child though.
Very different perhaps to a Jehova witness child being denied a life-saving blood-transfusion or operation.
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Old 02.02.2011, 21:05
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Re: Should someone be allowed to starve to death?

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Yes, but I think the original question from my reading goes back to before the poor woman in question gained her majority.
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Re: Should someone be allowed to starve to death?

Yes. If that is the way one chose to.
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Re: Should someone be allowed to starve to death?

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In this case, despite her handicap, it seems she made a conscious personal decision - and imho, she was entitled to make that choice, however hard for the parents and staff. I am really sorry this has affected you in this way- hope you can come to terms with her decision and the outcome.
My concern was not that she died, as apparently she died with a smile on her face, BUT the years before, as a child and young adult, when she was terribly emaciated and undernourished and to know that something could have been done about it.
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My concern was not that she died, as apparently she died with a smile on her face, BUT the years before, as a child and young adult, when she was terribly emaciated and undernourished and to know that something could have been done about it.
This is what I was thinking: Had she been nourished properly since childhood, she may not have elected the stave herself to death now.

(Although, I don't necessarily believe she made a conscious choice. But I don't know her so...)

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