May 19, 2024

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Maria Benito agreed to a dignified death: she voluntarily rejected the medical treatments she received.

Maria Benito agreed to a dignified death: she voluntarily rejected the medical treatments she received.
Maria Benito, a patient fighting for euthanasia, delivered a message after Ana Estrada’s dignified death. ATV

Peruvian Maria Benito On Friday, May 3, he died with dignity after voluntarily refusing the medical treatments applied to him for the victim. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

This procedure was carried out in accordance with the judgment given by the Third Constitutional Chamber Superior Court of Lima, It ordered, in February 2024, social health care (Assault) to respect and guarantee the free and informed decision of a 66-year-old woman. In this way, after palliative anesthesia, life support measures were finally withdrawn.

According to his lawyer, Josephina Miro QuezadaIn the report he received Infobae Peru, The patient died “surrounded by the love of his family and fell asleep to his will.”

Maria Benito was unconscious before the life support that kept her alive was removed – Credit Twitter / Josefina Miro Quesada

“It’s an act of humanity, trying to raise awareness in a society that often lacks empathy for the pain, suffering and grief of others. “Nobody wants or dares to talk about dignity in the act of deciding the end of our life,” his children told the media.

“But today, thanks to our brave mother’s fight and spread and respectful and responsible treatment, we can proudly say that María Benito has opened the minds and hearts of thousands of Peruvians. For her, they know that there is a fundamental right to die in dignified conditions,” they added.

His lawyer shared through his personal account Twitter/X last words Benedict Before leaving.

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“Hello to my family, friends, school mates, former classmates. Infinite thanks for all the time you spent with me in different ways. I never felt alone and many people knew about the struggle I was going through A dignified death Finally it was given to me. However, it is not easy,” says Benito at the beginning of his letter to his loved ones.

The letter was shared by her lawyer through her personal Twitter account – Credit Josefina Miro Quezada/Twitter

“I want you to know today that we all have the right to access it. No one knows what will happen in old age, but they already know that they don’t need to suffer or make their family suffer. I love life, but not in these conditions. I know not everyone will agree, but I understand. May God bless you and make you very happy. They will always be in my heart. I am leaving happy as I have fulfilled part of my dreams and will leave a legacy for my two wonderful children,” he adds.

Later, she devotes a section to the lawyers who have been with her all along: “I also want to say Dr. Josephina Miro QuezadaDr. Percy (Castle)“Thank you Cody for your persistence and all the effort you put into making it possible.”

“Today I am presiding. You already know I’ve always wanted to be ahead. I leave happy as I have fulfilled part of my dreams and plans and leave a legacy to two wonderful children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild,” he concludes.

Maria Benito was receiving treatment at the Social Health Care (EsSalu) – package credit Infobae

Maria Benito lived for more than ten years Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), an incurable disease, it is degenerative. The disease had progressed to the point where she was completely immobilized, so that she could only communicate with her eyes.

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In this case, he requested to be denied medical treatment as part of his fundamental right. Your request is always protected Public Health Act, its terms and clinical ethics. After five months of litigation, the Justice Department ruled in their favor.

“The right to refuse medical treatments is an adaptive form of therapeutic intervention; “a medical procedure used when a treatment no longer benefits a person, but instead causes suffering,” he explains. Miro Quezada In his statement.

It allows a person to start or stop treatment so that their disease can run its course, even if it results in a natural death. Therefore, due to its characteristics, it differs from euthanasia, where a lethal substance is used to cause death at the request of the patient.