Doctors and nurses help people to heal, not to die

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I am writing in response to Nathan Hershey’s Aug. 17 Forum essay (“I Cannot Manage to Die”). As a registered nurse I administer to the sick and suffering. I did not become a nurse to give lethal drugs to help people die.

I am a Catholic, and euthanasia is against my religion. God decides when it’s your time to die. Asking a doctor or nurse to end your life is just not in our job description. For as much as I love animals, putting a pet to sleep is not the same as putting a human being to sleep. The latter is murder, not compassionate care.



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