My grandfather, depressed because his beloved wife died, went to the train tracks. There he awaited the train that was due to arrive soon.
The newspapers placed the news, saying that when he was found dead at the tracks, his head was completely severed from his body. He left two dependent children.
Suicide had been on his mind for a long time. His children often found him in the kitchen, unconscious, with the gas turned on. It happened more than once.
Also, involving doctors if you want to die is counterproductive. If one is very sick, one can just refuse medical treatment. Eventually death will surely come.
I have no doubt that sooner or later (probably sooner) those who are indigent, those who are old and unable to care for themselves, will be in need of care but will be refused. They will probably end up on the E-list. That is the list some shelters euphemistically call the list of dogs or cats to be put down that week.
If this sounds incendiary, that’s because it is. Naturally if they fall off the charts and refuse to see a medical professional, then the pressure to end it all may not be too great, because it would lack the “official jargon” that bureaucrats love so much.