Dr Jack Kevorkian, 1928-2011
I don't persuade to suicide.
I intended to do my duty. Not murder.
None of them want to delay. Understand that. None of them.
My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life.
Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.
The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.