As a nurse with 30yrs experience i have learnt that a person's attitude to death depends on one's perspctive. If you are healthy,full of optimism and loved then death holds no joy. For others it's a case of 'walk in the other person's shoes' before making a judgement about whether their life is worth living or not. I once cared for a young man who could move absolutely nothing but his eyes. I'm know he welcomed the decision to allow him to die. Personaly, I'm not counting on an afterlife, so I'm in no hurry to leave.