Bio 105 Timothy Quil - Timothy Quill Personal story Diane...

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Timothy Quill Personal story Diane his patient Wish not to undergo chemotherapy and to live whatever time she had left outside the hospital Convinced she would die during the process of treetment and would suffer unspeakably in the process Odds of 25% were not good enough or her to undergo so toxic a course of therapy Important for Diane to maintain control of herself and her own dignity during the time remaining to her Didn't want pain medicine having her linger in relative comfort Wanted to take her life in the least painful way possible The preoccupation with her fear of a lingering death would interfere with Diane's getting the most out of the time she had left until she found a safe way to ensure
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Unformatted text preview: her death Quill feared the consequences of a violent death Feared consequences of ineffective suicide The security of having enough barbiturates available to commit suicide when and if the time came left Diane secure enough to live fully and concentrate on the present ⁃ the family and Quill gave Diane the best care possible, allowing her to define her limits and directions as much as possible Law, society, medical profession does not agree Range of help doctors can provide if they know people well and allow them to say what their elaly want Suicide: possible, successful, and relatively painless...
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