Anyone see 60 Minutes tonight? They had a commentary about the alleged 'murder/mercy' killings, by medical professionals, in the hospital in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The victims were aged 61-90, and families have filed suit against the hospital, and medical professionals. OK I know a physicians first oath is 'do no harm'. But what about easing suffering? If it had been my aged family member in that hospital, who was terminal and had a DNR order, and was in 110 degree heat with no electricity or running water.. well tbh IF those doctors gave my family member a 'lethal' dose of pain medication that allowed them to pass on peacefully, I mean... I think I would thank them, not sue them. It is a touchy subject for some, and has undertones and overtones of Kevorkian behaviour. I have never been faced with this occurrence, so am only guessing how I would feel. I do know I am very much an 'ease pain' person, all the time. I personally never took issue with Kevorkians actions, illegal or not, people were relieved of pain and had their wishes honoured. How would you feel, if it were someone you cared for deeply, and they were suffering? Would you see it as mercy? or murder?