Monday, November 26, 2012

Assisted Suicide: Doctor fears for elderly patients.

The following letter was written by Annie Bukacek and published today in the Ravalli Republic newspaper in Montana.
Assisted Suicide: Doctor fears for elderly patients. 
I agree with the (Nov. 21) letter by Dr. David Hafer, that legal assisted suicide is a recipe for elder abuse
I am a physician with a high percentage of older patients. I have had the painful misfortune of personally observing countless instances of elder abuse. The motive is usually financial gain. 
Legalization of assisted suicide will give perpetrators yet another weapon. This is especially a concern because assisted-suicide proponents have targeted our state. I fear for my patients. 
Dr. Annie Bukacek, Kalispell Montana

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