Please don't be offended by this question!
Why is one illegal and the other legal?
I have nothing but respect for most hospice nurses & personnel. I've worked in healthcare for 30 years & have seen unbearable suffering.
Once a person is in the end stage of the dying process or unable to tolerate their suffering, I think it would be kinder to offer them a quicker option than the sedation. This way it is clear: you are going to die very soon. Not we are keeping you comfortable & let's see how long this can go on. No food, no water, we will sponge your lips & you go back to sleep. How do we know the patient isn't suffering through this? That their pain is alleviated? That they're not scared or riddled with anxiety?
Why is hospice considered to be superior to assisted suicide?
Any opinion is welcome!
Thanks in advance.