not many of us aware of this topic
why? because it is illegal in our country
the reason i m writing here it is not because i am pro euthanasia
just as a general knowledge to be shared
i came across this issue as i watched the movie " u dont know jack"
the movie is about Dr josh kervokian played by al pacino who practiced euthanasia in michigan USA
before i go further
what the heck is euthanasia
there are many term , the most famous would be " doctor assisted suicide"
the aim of euthanasia is to end someone life - painlessly and with dignity
Euthanasia is legal in certain state in US and some country in europe
but it is illegal in Malaysia
and it is HARAM in Islam
in places where euthanasia is legal
it is offered and the service is available to terminally ill patients
such as stage 4 cancer patients , patient with severe pain which cannot be relieved by medication and operation.
Patient who has psychiatric disorder are not eligable for euthanasia
euthanasia is done with patient consent
euthanasia without patient consent is called murder
Dr Josh Kervokian , through out his life had done about 130 euthanasia for different kind of medical causes and reasons.
the public was against him and so does the michigan state
he ended up being jailed for 8 years
he was released on 2007 , and he never regretted doing all those mercy killings
one of the method he used was the lethal injection
when i was in the aneasthesia department .. i am very familiar with the drug used for the lethal injection
basically the drugs used for lethal injection are drugs used to under patient for general anaesthesia before they been cut open .. painlessly
by giving extra dosage... this method should end someone life painlessly
for the lethal injection method
he would use 3 drugs
he starts with intravenous thiopentone to make the patient goes into deep sleep then coma...
after the patient is in coma , he administered the muscle relaxant .. to stop the patient from breathing..
one the patient stops breathing... he will add the xtra dose of pottasium chloride to stop the heart from breathing... then it is the end of that patient life
yesssss... the drugs are available easily in the hospital , in the operating theater of course.
during the operation.. after we administered the muscle relaxant , we will connect the patient to the ventilator so that the lung will keep breathing :)
technically speaking... the lethal injection method sound painless and easy
but then it is not true
As a muslim.. it was written in hadith.. during our beloved prophet Muhammad SAW was dying.. he felt the extreme pain when the Death angel came to take his life.
if someone so loved by Allah felt the pain... apa lagi kita manusia biasa kan?