I work for a private ambulance company, which means most of my patients are dying of some kind of chronic disease. There was a Pt today that really struck a nerve with me. What do you consider “worthy” of suicide? Personally, the second I see the word dementia in my paper I’m out. The Pt was had delusional in the paperwork, and they were complaining of WiFi “getting them” but they were an RN for almost twice as long as I’ve been alive. They had a horrible chronic pain issue. How are intentional, Dr condoned, opioid OD not a thing? I find it endlessly frustrating. “You’re in excruciating pain? Ok, hang out for 6 weeks and we might think about it” At least give them a drip or something. Give them all the opiates. What’s the worst case scenario? They’re going to die soon and they’re going to take opiates until then. Also the next person to talk to a cognitive senior with a baby voice I’m going to punch straight in the larynx. Thank you
P.S. is Death With Dignity legit?
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