A survey published by the British Medical Journal in 2011 found that the majority of patients who are almost completely paralysed but fully conscious have said they are happy and do not want to die.
The survey questioned 168 members of the French Association for Locked-in Syndrome.
Some would face the added risk of coercion by others who might stand to gain from their deaths.
Fear and anxiety would be promoted rather than Individual autonomy.
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Shouldn’t patients have the right to end their lives?
But surely the most compassionate thing to do is to care for a person at the end of their life and to show them that their life has tremendous value regardless of age or abilities.
Further, in a recent survey by The Economist Britain was ranked first in the world for quality end-of-life care.
The survey took in 40 OECD and non-OECD countries, including the USA, the Netherlands, Germany and France.
A study conducted in 2012 shows that 32% of the assisted deaths in Belgium are carried out without request and 47% of assisted deaths go unreported in the Flanders region of Belgium.
Another recent study found that nurses are regularly euthanasing their patients in Belgium even though the laws prohibits it.