|Too many interventions make the patient worse|
Yes, if you are in intolerable, unmanaged pain, due to a terminal illness.
Most of us do not fit this category.
Dr. Donald Low surely hit a new low with his terrible video. With one eyelid taped open, he was bemoaning the fact that he was unable to end his life. He didn't want the embarrassment of having someone help him to the toilet. I find that most of my clients accept the help they require with dignity and grace.
And I've had some pretty ill clients. As with pediatrics and geriatrics, we need some help along the way. There is dignity in accepting help gracefully. My client with ALS, who used her iPad keyboard to type her words. She wasn't ready to end her life. Her husband showed much grace in seeing to her every need. I felt such a reward in helping her PSW clean her up and get her back form her commode to her wheelchair.
There are diseases with long trajectories. Cancer has a very varied trajectory, long or short, depending upon its stage. The period of time gives family and friends time to pregrieve. It gives the person time to prepare for the end-of-life. Most of us die with dignity.