It is an important day for our country, an important day for the protection of everyone’s rights. A day to remember for all of us, as from now on we will finally be able to leave instructions about the types of treatment that we are willing to accept, in case one day we are no longer able to express our wishes directly.
As a physician, I would say that it is also an important day for doctors and nurses, who are faced daily with difficult situations involving the end of life.
These nurses and doctors have relied on the support of professional ethics, the jurisprudence of recent years and international agreements, but up to now have had to work without a law that would guarantee them peace of mind in making the most complicated decision of all. Indeed, if we stop for a moment and consider it, what choice is more difficult than deciding how to act when faced with someone who is dying?