This week, the Rural Center hand-delivered letters to members of the North Carolina Congressional Delegation supporting federal emergency supplemental funding for disaster recovery. Hurricane Matthew made landfall on October 8th and record-breaking rainfall followed causing devastation for families, infrastructure, businesses, and whole communities. The letter outlines specific priorities including the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Fund, multiple USDA programs and other critical needs for recovery in eastern North Carolina.
behind any type of assisted suicide is not to kill or murder, but to peacefully end the life of a suffering patient whose pain is untreatable and outstandingly severe. Through the vast amount of education physicians undergo, their ability to determine varying patients’ treatment should transcend into terminally ill patients wishes to die also. Some might say that by assisting in the death of their patients, doctors are counteracting the Hippocratic Oath. It is a physicians duty to relieve the ill of their pain. The Hippocratic Oath states “I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of over treatment and therapeutic nihilism” (Hippocratic Oath).