Wednesday, January 12, 2005


Be Careful What You Wish For....

I know I can't be the only one to have made the connection here, but maybe I can be the first to blog it! Compare column 1 and column 2:

Dutch euthanasia law The Terrible Scourge of PEST
Doctors can help patients who ask for help to die even though they may not be ill but "suffering through living," concludes a three year inquiry commissioned by the Royal Dutch Medical Association. The report argues that no reason can be given to exclude situations of such suffering from a doctor’s area of competence. According to AHA officials, symptoms of PEST are similar to post-traumatic stress disorder. They include nightmares, sleeplessness, hostility, listlessness, and emotional outbursts including threats to leave the country.

“There’s an overall sense of emotional helplessness and abandonment,” said Sheila Cooperman, a licensed AHA psychotherapist from Delray Beach.
Constant posturing leads to such incongruent conclusions.