I am totally dismayed over this fracas at the Tupelo Sanctuary Hospice House. Maybe someone could explain what motivation of those accused could have except to help a person die with dignity. The two paragraphs below might show how dying with dignity works and how it is an aid to the grieving process for those living.
My mother had 5 siblings who had Sunday dinner from birth to death with each other almost every Sunday. In 1978 the first brother died shoveling snow of a heart attack. I did not make the funeral but came 2 months later to find my mother very sad and distraught over her brother’s death. I said, “Mother I do not think you could have helped much since he was probably dead by the time he hit the ground.” She replied quickly, “I could have held his hand.”
Eight months later my mother died and my family was staying with my father he was very sad and crying. I said, “Daddy you have been through this before. I am sure you know what to expect.” He said crying, “It ain’t no easier this time.”
The grieving process is a very complicated affair and is different for all as any funeral director call tell you. Here are some of my thoughts. Most come from my mother, some from my experience. Grief from the loss of a close family member is resolved by good memories. The loss of a child messes up the, God Clock”, and only the most spiritual can handle. God bless them. When there is anger and resentment present in the family some transfer that resentment and do not grieve.
I believe the last sentence is the crux of what is happening here. Now take a tort lawyer, the best, and public opinion on the use of narcotics. You just might just make public policy as was done with tobacco and asbestos. I hope my thinking is wrong!