Hi, and welcome to my first blog post of Semester 2. I have chosen to do an inquiry project this semester and even though I have never done one, I am excited to see how it turns out!
I find the topic is always the hardest part of beginning any project. Whatever I choose to do my inquiry project on will stay with me for the next five months or so. I have thought long and hard about this, and I have decided that my inquiry question will be:
Why do people choose/use Medical Assistance in Dying?
In case you don’t know what Medical Assistance in Dying, it is when a terminally ill patient dies peacefully after professional doctors inject a chemical in their veins. I find this topic very interesting and throughout this semester, I really want to learn about all the different aspects of the whole process of giving a patient Medical Assistance in Dying. One more reason I have decided to write about this topic is because of something that happened to me recently. Unfortunately, on February 12 2022, my grandma passed away using Medical Assistance in Dying. She was considered a terminally ill patient, as she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer over two years ago. The past few months and weeks have been extremely hard for her and she has been feeling nauseous all day, sometimes also leading to nights spent at the hospital. It had been her own choice to die, and what makes it even more heartbreaking was that she actually turned seventy years old on February 12. It had been her wish to live up to seventy, and even one more day after that would have been torture for her. This incident led me to think about what happened to her. What kind of chemical is used? Why do patients choose to die this way? What are the preparations needed to prepare for this? It is these kinds of questions I asked myself that led me to my inquiry question today. I really hope I can interest you all with my inquiry project and hopefully you can take some time to read it as well.
Thanks for reading!