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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Well, I Suppose It Beats a Series of Sharp Pokes In the Eye Until Death

starving

The New York Times has apparently solved the world's hunger problem:

Experts Say Ending Feeding Can Lead to a Gentle Death
By JOHN SCHWARTZ

To many people, death by removing a feeding tube brings to mind the agony of starvation. But medical experts say that the process of dying that begins when food and fluids cease is relatively straightforward, and can cause little discomfort.

"From the data that is available, it is not a horrific thing at all," said Dr. Linda Emanuel, the founder of the Education for Physicians in End-of-Life Care Project at Northwestern University.


Really, it sounds kinda nice, doesn't it?