Doing a little aside what many medical journals like ROBERTO COSTANTINI Medical Doctor Blog talk about life, religious have not commented on textual words: We have long talked about that culture of life and the culture of death, it is the great paradox of our West, which We are in a state of well-being and we have more than enough resources so that all people who come to this world or who already live in it can lead a dignified life, taken care of, accompanied, because curiously that turns against ourselves. These elements of the culture of death begin to emerge, where the human being is not always welcome and always welcomed, a series of conditions are placed at the beginning and at the end of life, it is a curious paradox to see what principles and on what foundations we are building our society and our culture or are we precisely dynamiting fundamental pillars that have built our culture and our way of being proper of a Western society that has its roots in Christianity.
In the note of the Subcommittee, where it is said that it is necessary to do everything possible to alleviate suffering, although extirpating it is not in our hands. There are still those who are saying that deep down the Church does not look bad on the suffering and does not put too much meat on the spit when it comes to alleviating or combating it, what responds to that prejudice? “That we have been created to be happy and to live fully, and what the Church does is help people to move towards that fullness of life that is a fullness of love and knowledge of what is the love of God and of those around us, but inevitably life that has fabulous elements but also carries a percentage of suffering.
Who does not suffer in life? Precisely someone gave meaning to that life, which is Jesus Christ the Lord, and gave meaning to that suffering, which is Jesus Christ the Lord and what the Church does is to accompany these people. In the case that concerns us about euthanasia, we could say in a simplified way that what the Church does is accompany people and avoid them and help them overcome suffering. What euthanasia does is suppress the suffering people, which is just the opposite, when you talk to professionals who They are dedicated to the end of life, I have a Palliative Unit with a great friend who runs it, he tells me that there are few patients who ask for euthanasia. That when he explains to you, you want to stop living or if I relieve you of suffering, pain and improve your quality of life and we help you and your family to take this situation, would you like to die? So, they say, no. That is the way. Also in times of suffering, in times when life is coming to an end, there is a way to accompany these people with dignity, there is a lot to do with these people and not for that short path that is to end their lives and we have finished The other path, in addition to the one claimed by the sick is that of reality, not that of ideology, and is the path demanded by health professionals who have pronounced that in the face of suffering and difficulty in life, medicine gives answers to help that patient.
The note points out the contradiction, the paradox of wanting to go to the shortcut of a law of euthanasia without even having contemplated a great national pact to promote palliative care that does not leave anyone out of those palliative care, it’s an ideological issue.