I come across situations in which I have to coercively assist with care to prevent harm to life, malninutrion , starvation,neglect etc. Which is not so bad and can be done without lying or frustration if careful, but then there are cases when the people who receive it do not want it? For example they do no want to eat for quite different reasons, because they aren’t lucid, don’t have recognition of food and have lost the impulse to eat , or sometimes more intentionally , they are lucid, in pain and are trying to let go of life through depriving themselves.
But I am expected to make sure they keep on living. I am particularly unsure if the act of pushing someone to sustain their life despite it being a distressing process for them( and in some cases even the results of living longer is also painful ) is unwholesome. Do I read this situation where they say please don’t give me anymore as a request for kindness? Or does is prolonging life too important that we can dismiss this.
Anyway I am considering if I should give up these duties based on worries about this, however take full responsibility for whatever decision I make.
Please can you share possible advice or resources which may help me to approach this matter?