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The survey found that a majority of respondents considered six conditions as bad as or worse than death:
  • Bowel and bladder incontinence, cited by about 70 percent as equally as bad as or worse than death;
  • Reliance on a breathing machine, cited by about 70 percent of respondents;
  • Inability to get out of bed, cited by about 70 percent of respondents;
  • Being confused all the time, cited by about 60 percent of respondents;
  • Reliance on a feeding tube, cited by about 55 percent of respondents; and
  • Needing around-the-clock care, cited by more than 50 percent of respondents.
But the survey also found that a vast majority of respondents said that needing to be at home all day, being in moderate pain all the time, or needing to be in a wheelchair would not be preferable to death.


https://www.advisory.com/daily-brief...rse-than-death (external - login to view)