Radio host will be killed, when life doesn't make sense

Torben Steno, got food for thought, when he one evening played a concert with his orchestra in a nursing home. in Front of him sat a number of nursing home re

Radio host will be killed, when life doesn't make sense

Torben Steno, got food for thought, when he one evening played a concert with his orchestra in a nursing home.

in Front of him sat a number of nursing home residents. Rolled into the common room from their rooms. Without any sense of where they were or what was happening in front of them.

"It was quite impossible to elicit a response from them. They just sat there completely lifeless. "The hotel was however pleased that it happened a little. But it was thought-provoking," says Torben Steno.

Torben Steno is the host of the podcast 'Cordua & Steno', which originated on Radio24syv and is now being sent via Berlingske. On Thursday, he wrote a column in Berlingske that it should be possible to ask to be killed, when one's life is no longer worth living.

"It would be pointless, if I was sitting as any of them, I've seen where I don't have a clue who's sitting beside me and not respond to it, if it were my own children, who visited me," says Torben Steno.

Therefore, he believes that it should be possible to write in her living will that you want to be killed, if you have reached a stage where life no longer makes sense for themselves or their relatives.

for example, It may be in severe dementia.

"If a life most is to breathe, so I damn don't know what to with it," he says.

With his commentary, he writes himself into the debate about active euthanasia. A debate in which one sides argument often is that man should become master of life and death.

After the release of the column is Torben Steno, has already been met with arguments that human life is inviolable, and that human beings should not begin to play the ruler over it.

"But you know, in reality in advance, because it can be done to keep people alive much longer with the technology progress," argue he is.

the Question is, then, whether you take more attention to yourself than your relatives, if they want to keep you alive a little longer?

"If anyone can feel that the chain shown is defected, and that on the basis of a medical assessment is a meaningless life, so I don't think that many relatives will stand and say: 'No, let's keep him a few seasons more'," says Torben Steno.

In the column, he uses the concept of 'kill' instead of 'euthanasia'. It may sound violent, concedes he.

"But there is indeed something poetic about the word kill," says Torben Steno, and continues:

"That means 'life'. There is something fine to say that the life of good and evil is something big and violent, but that there comes a time when you want to with it."

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 22:01

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