Uthanasia asks what a good death would mean for U?
It's not just the enormous cost of Boomers' aging and the huge impact it will have on our economy, it's the fact that people don't want to fade away in illness without a say. This generation's children are stuck with the memories of grandparents not dying on their own terms and their parents expressing the idea that they don't want to live like that when their time comes.
Brittany Maynard has also changed the tone of the conversation from an ignored elderly issue to a quality of life and personal choice issue.
Medical, political, and religious leaders all want their say on how death should go, but why should we let them dictate what a good life ending looks like for us?
Maybe hospital bed bound is acceptable for some but not the way Uncle Charlie wants to spend his last months. Maybe Mom doesn't want to live with dementia from Alzheimers.
We should have the right to state what a life worth living means to us and then determine where, when, and in what manner we want to be able to end our story.
Attached is a full slidedeck of the idea but the gist is: we each have the option to decide in what manner we want to end our lives. There are safe guards in place (Power Panel: medical, legal pros, and loved ones who sign off) and the default should be full care for all.... but we need to as a nation start talking about, setting up options, and designing facilities, laws, and procedures for letting people choose how they want to die.