Euthanasia is legal in some countries; in the case of a terminal illness and the patient themselves being able to make the decision to die.
But what if the suffering that is taking place is caused by loss of cognitive functioning? In this case euthanasia is no longer an option.
I am wondering if there is a way that we could design a decision making support system to help plan a good death for dementia patients.
What if the next step of the 'quantified self' is the 'qualified self'?
• Could we design a system to help assess (personal) life quality?
• Could this system help patients as well as professional and non-professional carers make life-and-death decisions?