Monday, January 7, 2019

Oregon doctor's depressed patient died by assisted suicide.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Dr Charles Bentz, had a depressed patient who died by assisted suicide.

I had another patient who was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma, metastatic cancer, a form of cancer that has a very poor prognosis and he was quite depressed because he was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hike, he loved to be outdoors. He was diagnosed and he was seeing his oncologist and he was quite depressed about it and she even documented it in his note.

He went to his cancer doctor and she called me and said, you know this patient really wants assisted suicide and I need you to be the second opinion.

I said, you know, lets wait a minute. Number 1: What's going on? Let's talk about this.

What happened is she must have found someone else because two weeks later he was dead from an overdose of a medication.

So my colleague saw a patient with depression but instead of addressing his depression she gave him the means to kill himself.

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