French film actress, Emmanuelle Béart who has appeared in more than 60 films, including the Mission Impossible franchise, speaks about her attitude to death and dying:
This article from the Quebec website of Vivre dans la Dignite:
French actress Emmanuelle Béart explains how her outlook has changed on the end of life as a result of her role in the film " My companion at night . " She played the role of Julia, a woman suffering from advanced cancer, who chooses to live the rest of his life at home.
In this interview, Ms. Béart argues that instead of speaking of euthanasia, we should ensure access to palliative care. It states:
"How to help the one who leaves to stay alive until the end? Maybe trying to find him another meaning to life, to taste other forms of pleasure? A ray of sunshine, a glass of wine, a simple look become important. Or a final meeting to reconcile with someone you love ... Me, that question interested me more than euthanasia. "
Emmanuelle Béart tells how she accompanied her grandmother, who died of cancer during his last days. They sometimes found themselves very lonely in the face system failures and a serious lack of resources.
For her, it became clear during his preparation for the filming how patient demands evolve with the passing of time. Thus, the expression of desire for death is often a request for help, and when such assistance is available to support life, patients do not require death.
"Some are tired, they claim to be helped to die. But when offers to accompany them when supports their physical pain and psychological suffering, when accompanying their family, as also for the journey is very hard, the demand for death often ceases. "