The vast majority of terminal cancer patients die from involuntary euthanasia as they are far too delirious to administer to themselves that last push or two on the morphine pump.
That last push usually comes from a family member or a nurse.
That's easily 3-5% right here in the good old USA and it's not even legal.
It's certainly, technically, murder.
The death certificate always says natural causes.
They probably have not sat with a family member, dying of pancreatic cancer...a big grown man down to 91 pounds and pissing black tar.
Begging, please God let me die.
Yep, most of those folks haven't been there yet. Most haven't found it necessary to kill a father or mother to bring them final peace.
They'll judge instead.
Unrestricted administration of opium products is unlawful in the United States and is heavily enforced.
I do know that in Washington Hospital Center there are nurses who have in the past jiggered the machines to administer less ~ that way they'd take the half empty containers (that are already checked out) and take them home for sale.
Turned those suckers in.
You didn't really think those guys were getting all the morphine they asked for?
There's always a trick. I did have a nurse I know well tell me that when a junky checks in for surgery he or she will always KNOW that the machine is cutting them short. They all have high tolerance levels.
The doctors do not change the settings to give the junkies what they want ~ they have them cuffed to the bedframe if they get unruly.